The re-employment system can be much more fluid by acknowledging different solutions like digital, credential platforms.

Maria Flynn in “COVID-19: A Time of Immense Uncertainty,” Working Nation

Published apr. 02, 2020

An April 2 Working Nation article recapped a webinar convened by Whiteboard Advisors in which JFF CEO Maria Flynn joined other labor and education experts to discuss how employers and workforce training providers should respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Looking ahead to the post-pandemic recovery, Flynn noted that, as difficult as the current economic crisis is, it’s also opening up opportunities to transform the way companies recruit and hire. She argued that employers should look for talent in new ways and embrace skills-based hiring instead of focusing on a college degree as a signal of an applicant's ability to do a job.