What's the true impact of certifying your employees

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Certifications validate candidates/employees of their knowledge in a specific field and help recruiters separate the trained and qualified from others.

In 2019, the global best practice firm AXELOS conducted a survey on "The Power of Professional Certification" to understand how organizations and employees across the world valued corporate certifications Source.

97% of decision-makers and 84% of individuals (employees) said that certification had a positive impact, and that it brought higher efficiency and employee satisfaction.

Let us dig a little deeper to understand the impact of certifications on your employees and on your organization's learning culture.

Here are three reasons why you should make certifications part of your organizational learning:

1 - Certificates offer a sense of accomplishment and motivates your employees

Organizations spend a lot of money to train employees, and employees take time out of their work to learn something new to improve their job performance.

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Besides acquiring new skills, employees need something tangible that validates their effort to learn. This is why certifications are important.

Certifications not only lend weightage to training programs, they also motivate employees to learn more and collect more certificates, lending more meaning to their learning accomplishments

On the flip side, not certifying employees can lead to lack of motivation and poor engagement which, in turn, leads to other adverse outcomes for the organization, like high dropout rates and poor application of learning in the workplace.

Further reading: Read this guide on how to motivate employees to learn via online training

2 - Certification offers recognition and is a proof of career growth

Apart from getting their learning efforts validated, employees can use certifications as proof of professional growth.

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Certifications tell the world that an employee is skilled and certified. Especially when certificates can be added to employee's LinkedIn or Facebook profiles or can be downloaded and shared.

In addition, certifications provide employees with credibility to progress within your organization to more demanding roles, saving you time and money in filling roles internally.

What's more, recognizing training certifications will convince your employees that you actually care about their professional development.

Further reading: Read this guide on how to train your employees in their learning styles

3 - Certifications are incentives to promote and sustain a continuous learning culture

Organizations have turned to eLearning to make learning continuous and to constantly build skill-sets that push the company to outperform the competition.

As industries experience frequent changes, we cannot expect employees to go back to college to acquire relevant skills. From an organization's point of view, continuous education is the only way to teach new skills to employees and make them ready to face new challenges.

Thus certificates become an essential part of the learning experience.

As employees need to be trained over and over for different skills throughout their careers, certification becomes necessary to validate and incentivize learning.

The biggest benefits of certifying employees is that it sustains the continuous learning culture and leaves them feeling motivated, engaged, and confident in their jobs.

Further reading: Read this guide on how to create a great learning culture.

How to manage certifications effortlessly

While the importance of certificates is justified, generating certifications shouldn't be an additional task to your training team.

Your learning management system (LMS) should enable your training team to generate brand new certificates for first time learners, and generate renewed certificates for repeat learners at the end of each course automatically.

That's why we built Nittio Learn LMS. A simple, all-round LMS that not only makes it easy for a small training team to create and deliver training programs that can be consumed on any device, in a matter of hours, but also:

  • Auto-generate certifications at the end of each training program.
  • Auto-generate recertifications for repeat learners.
  • Automatically trigger reminder emails for certificate renewals.
  • Add compliance rules to certifications to find out which employees are compliant and which are non-compliant.
  • Create learning paths with training and certifications employees need to follow to be compliant.
  • Track certifications and see how employees complete training by location or branch.
  • Save your training team from spending hours or days on spreadsheets to maintain, analyze, and track certifications.

To assess if our LMS fits your requirements, visit www.nittiolearn.com to learn more.


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