At Parchment, recruiting top industry talent is a priority. Sounds trite, we know, but we really do care about our employees. Truth be told, they’re our greatest competitive advantage and the reason we are so successful at turning credentials into ...

 

Working at Parchment: Not Your Average Gig

At Parchment, recruiting top industry talent is a priority. Sounds trite, we know, but we really do care about our employees. Truth be told, they’re our greatest competitive advantage and the reason we are so successful at turning credentials into opportunities.

Our company strives to be great at everything we do, including setting up our employees to be successful. Not only have we developed the most widely used digital credential management service, we also have an awesome company culture and enviable work environment.

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Credential Fraud – What’s Going On?

Think you’re exempt from diploma fraud? Think again. A surprising number of people are willing to fake a college degree – even a masters or a doctorate – in order to snag a great job. If you’re at all concerned about the integrity of your employees and your business, you’ll take credential fraud seriously.

According to “Degree Mills: The Billion-Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over A Million Fake Diplomas,” written by researchers Allen Ezell and John Bear, it’s highly likely that more than half of people who claim to have a Ph.D.

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Make Parchment a Priority for Your Web and Marketing Teams

Here’s a fun exercise: Put yourself in the mindset of students who want to order their credentials: ie. transcripts and diplomas, online, possibly to send to college or an employer. Head to your school’s homepage, then navigate to the part of the site where you can order transcripts.

Was it easy? If so, congratulations! Your school knows how important digital transcripts are and makes them easy for students to order. If you struggled, don’t worry.

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Using Digital Credentials to Make Your Mark as a Thought Leader Amongst Employers

Think of some of the world’s biggest digital companies: Google, Cisco, Red Hat, even Hubspot. They’re all pioneers within their specific industries –  thought leaders that constantly impart new insights and strategies on their audiences. Yet, these companies have something else in common – something many people don’t think of when the term “thought leadership” comes to mind. They each have their own training or certification programs.

The benefits of these programs are twofold.

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The Right to Student Records – Understanding FERPA & Dual-Enrollment Programs

Between Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (a law responsible for all of the updated privacy policy notifications you’ve gotten lately), data privacy has been all over the news these past few months. While the concept of privacy seems simple, it always turns out to be complicated, especially when it comes to students. Who has the right to their educational records – individual students? Their parents? The schools? The answers to these questions dictate who is and isn’t allow to disclose such information to third parties, which is vital to know considering the importance of student transcripts in college decisions.

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