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Top Reasons Why Organizations Must Support Certifications by Ariaa123(f): 5:42am On Jul 24, 2019
If you are weighing the pros and cons of supporting your employees to attain certifications, reading this article will fade away your doubts.

There is an ongoing debate over the value that certifications can add to a professional’s career and whether companies must support this genre of qualifications or not. Some people hold the opinion that certifications play a big role in elevating the professional life of people and they also uplift their status in their industry. On the other hand, there is a stratum of people who are against the concept of certifications and believe that they do not help a person become a better professional. Both parties have valid ideologies and the debate might just continue in the times ahead of us.

But, I am here today to discuss why organizations must support the global certification industry and how can this initiative help employers and employees in enhancing the profitability and the culture of a company. I am not sure how many of you know that when companies are in the favor of their workforce attaining certifications, they provide their employees with the time and money to pursue a certification program along with orchestrating study groups. There is a whole list of benefits that credentialing organizations receive for supporting certifications. Here it is.
Why certifications should be supported by an organization?

1. It offers the employees with a clear path to exhibit dedication towards work

The most common reason for CIO's to advocate the concept of certifications is that it helps an employee to show dedication and zeal toward their profession. Most professionals who pursue certifications from reputed credentialing organizations are self-motivated and eager to take an initiative to achieve a qualification to excel in their career.

2. Showcases Commitment toward Employees

In many organizations, leaders say that they want to act as a brace for their staff’s success and are committed to them, but on various events, they fail to show how much they care. But, by encouraging helping men to get certified is a clear cut sign of an employer’s commitment toward the workforce. Further, it is a top technique to enhance loyalty among-st the employees.

3. Better Employee Retention

You might follow the line of thought supporting that credentials can help your employee land new jobs. But, that is just a cynical mindset that you are advocating. If you go by facts, the more opportunities you offer your employees to grow in their profession, the more they feel attached to the company and hence, choose to stick for long.


4. Upgrades the skills of the employees

Professionals who pursue certifications are more skilled and knowledgeable to carry out their jobs. Since they go through rigorous training, they are more effectual at work. Also, the ones who receive on-the-job training benefit from certification because there is always an aspect of their work they need to gain expertise in.

5. Employees feel more accountable for a company’s success

If an organization is investing in getting its workforce certified, it is natural for the employee to feel more responsible for achieving the goals of the firm. In this way, certifications create a win-win situation of the employee and the employer.

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