Top 10 Reasons to Certify Your Staff

Companies are realizing that worker certification is a benefit that can be as beneficial to them as the workers themselves.
1) Higher Performance
Workers can spend less time searching for answers online or asking their coworkers for help. McKinsey Consulting estimates that employees spend an average of 1.8 hours per day searching for and gathering information. This is 9.3 hours per week. It is possible to actively expose workers to new knowledge that is relevant to their job functions, while still retaining their technological skills.
2) Hiring Factor
Certifications are a standard method of validating the skills that a candidate lists on their resume. This allows hiring managers to make informed decisions before putting new hires into costly or time-sensitive projects. Certifications ensure that your future hires are capable of handling the task.
3) Competitive Advantage
A certified team can often lead to higher quality products and faster service delivery for companies that provide products or services that depend on skill-based client-facing interactions.
4) Establish Growth Potential
The certification demonstrates that an individual is a continuous learner, which is a crucial skill when working with rapidly changing technologies. The certification environment gives employees the opportunity to improve their skills, which is a valuable asset to the company. It also shows that they are someone you can continue investing in and expecting recognizable returns.
5) Retention Rate
IT subjects are retained up to three times more by individuals who have successfully passed an exam. This common knowledge is used every day in schools around the world, but it is rarely used within organizations. Candidates must pass certification exams to ensure they have the job-critical knowledge and skills that are required. This will result in better on-the-job performance.
6) Establishing Benchmarks
Certification is a standard benchmark of capabilities for your company, allowing managers and executives to quickly gauge the capabilities of their departments across various tasks and project types.
7) Professional Credibility
Businesses with certified teams, especially those in the Business to Business service-oriented industries, instantly show potential. Certifications demonstrate that your company is skilled in their field, which builds trust and enthusiasm for your brand.
8) Show Commitment
The certification allows the individual(s) to show their commitment to their profession. Managers can see which employees are up for the challenge and which are not.
9) Job Security
Your organization will benefit if your workers feel safe and happy in their jobs. Certification qualifies people, shows that they are valued and allows them to build a career within the organization. This will discourage them from looking for work elsewhere, which in turn reduces churn.
10) Professional Promotions
The ability to earn and apply certifications is a great factor in selecting people for promotion. It makes the manager’s role less subjective and more objective.
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