Employment qualification verification
Employment qualification verification

APPII has launched a blockchain-based verification of CVs. This aspires to maximise candidates’ potential and to minimise employer wasted time.

Though APPII claims to be the world’s first blockchain career verification platform, SAP TrueRec  and Blockcerts are in a similar space.

Gary McKay, Managing Director and Founder of APPII commented: “Our aim has long been to help maximise candidates’ potential, and Intelligent Profiles offers individuals the opportunity to create a blockchain verified CV for the first time. Furthermore, I’m delighted that Technojobs candidates are the first to be proving the opportunity to create verified profiles on the APPII Platform.”

Gary McKay, APPII (https://www.linkedin.com/in/garymckay/)
Gary McKay, APPII

The APPII approach

The APPII platform will enable people to create ‘Intelligent Profiles’. By placing this information on a blockchain, employers will be able to verify a candidate’s qualifications and/or career history.

Some estimate that one in three people have incorrect information on their CVs. By creating the verified Intelligent Profile, candidates will have an advantage over those without a verified CV. Employers will instantly know what information is accurate. This should significantly reduce the cost and time to hire new employees.

In launching blockchain verified career profiles, APPII has linked up with Technojobs, a UK’s IT jobsite. The latter will offer candidates the ability to create verified CVs on the APPII platform.

Anthony Sherick, Director of Technojobs, added, “We are delighted to partner with the APPII platform and be the first jobsite in the world to offer blockchain verified CV’s to employers. We recognise the significant benefits this brings to the hiring market and recruitment process if candidate details can be verified prior to job application.”

For employment candidates

For candidates, the blockchain-based Intelligent Profiles should act as an assurance they will be measured on their career achievements, rather than the format or style of their application. Individuals will:

  • add their education, professional training, and work experience to their Intelligent Profile
  • use QR codes to record continuing professional development and course attendance.


Every career assertion added to the platform can be verified by the relevant institution or past employer. APPII then stores these securely and permanently, completely free of charge.

The platform also uses biometric identification to ensure the validity of candidates. This goes far beyond traditional identity verification and APPII uses biometric scanning to compare a selfie taken on its mobile application with official photograph identification such as passports.

What does this mean

APPII addresses a relevant, and costly issue. Are employers employing the skills candidates assert they have. Validating is a costly and time consuming business.

But this is only one dimension. Another concerns how candidates, or APPII, can persuade universities to ‘send’ degree validation to the APPII platform. This applies just as much to national agencies (for passports or driving licences or social security ID or other documents) and most of all to past employers?

This is not the fault of APPII. It is not in APPII’s control. But it does rather put a dampener on what should be an attractive proposition.

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Charles Brett is a business/technology analyst consultant. His specialist areas include enterprise software, blockchain and enterprise mobility tech (including metering). Specific industry sectors of interest and experience include finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy. Charles has spoken at multiple industry conferences, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times). He was the General Chair of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop, 2005. In addition he is an author and novelist. His Technology books include: Making the Most of Mobility Vol I (eBook, 2012); Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011); 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004). His published novels, in the Corruption Series, include: The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis, Corruption’s Price: A Spanish Deceit and Virginity Despoiled. The fourth in The Corruption Series - Resurrection - has is now available. Charles has a B.A. and M.A in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He has lived or worked in Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, California and New York, Spain, Israel, Estonia and Cyprus.


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