Costly background checks — the bane of employers — may soon be a thing of the past.
ZippedScript just announced that its pilot program on LinkedIn, which pings the backend computer systems of colleges and universities to verify degrees, is producing positive results.
So far, 5,500 LinkedIn users have taken the firm up on its offer to add a verification badge on their profiles in exchange for having their credentials instantly verified with ZippedScript’s solution. That means that it is cheaper and faster to hire these candidates.
Christos A. Makridis is an adjunct scholar at the Manhattan Institute. He is also a research professor at Arizona State University and the chief technology officer and head of research of Living Opera, an arts and education technology startup.
Photo by jakkapant turasen/iStock