Blockchain technology for recruitment


Blockchain technology is increasingly being adopted in the recruitment sector to verify the accuracy of applicants' references and qualifications, addressing the challenge of fraudulent information in CVs.

Key Points:

Challenges in Traditional Recruitment:

  • References and qualifications are crucial for determining a candidate's suitability.
  • However, these can be faked, leading to uninformed hiring decisions. A survey by CareerBuilder revealed that 75% of hiring managers have found lies in CVs.

Blockchain's Role in Recruitment:

  • Blockchain, or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), maintains decentralized data registers across a network of nodes.
  • Data stored on blockchain cannot be altered without network-wide approval, making fraudulent edits challenging.
  • Blockchain platforms offer a secure way to store and verify data on qualifications and references, ensuring data integrity and candidate honesty.
  • With blockchain, recruiters can efficiently verify an applicant's academic history, criminal record, employment records, and other relevant certifications in one place.

Blockchain Platforms in Action:

  • Zinc: An automated referencing tool that stores applicants' work histories and skills assessments. It allows data reuse for multiple applications, saving time for both recruiters and applicants.
  • Appii: Enables pre-employment checks using biometric identification and verification, ensuring data security and speeding up recruitment processes.


Blockchain's potential in recruitment is evident, offering increased accuracy and efficiency in screening processes. Its adoption could redefine standard recruitment practices, fostering trust between recruiters and applicants, enhancing the quality of hires, and leading to cost savings.

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