Blockchain and HR


Candidate Background Verification is one area where blockchain can solve the huge problem companies face.

Where else can blockchain help in HR?

HR Transformation
Human Resources
Khalid Raza
56 months ago

4 answers


Like any other business problem - Blockchain should only be applicable if required. If the things can be solved by non-blockchain solutions ( RDBMS), there is no need to go for a decentralized distributed ledger. Having said that, I think followings are some areas where blockchain can be useful -

  1. Document verification
  2. Background check / verification
  3. Smart contracts on policies / agreements / contracts etc.


Hitesh Mathpal
56 months ago
Resume verification. - Charu 56 months ago
  • Verifying and assessing the education, skills and performance of potential recruits – enabling those recruits to be allocated to the most appropriate roles.
  • In turn, giving people a comprehensive, trustworthy blockchain-based record of their education, skills, training and workplace performance.
  • Managing cross-border payments and employee mobility, including international expenses and tax liabilities, with the potential for organisations to create their own corporate currencies.
  • Boosting productivity, such as by automating and reducing the burden of routine, data-heavy processes like VAT administration and payroll.
  • Enhancing fraud prevention and cybersecurity in HR, including both employees and contractors.

David Cottrell
56 months ago
Charu Gulati
56 months ago
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. - Hitesh 56 months ago

If we understand employees similar to vendors, blockchain supports to connect single information. For example, certifications, diploma, work-experience, etc, but also more operationally daily working-hours, breaks, holidays, sickness-days, etc. This makes it clear that it is not only an efficient technology, but also includes ethical pitfalls, as it make the employee quite transparent.

Patrick Henz
56 months ago

Have some input?