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.
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.
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.
Apart from getting their learning efforts validated, employees can use certifications as proof of professional growth.
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.
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.
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:
To assess if our LMS fits your requirements, visit www.nittiolearn.com to learn more.
One key metrics for the training or learning and development department is the wait time for delivering a training once training need has been identified. When a training need is identified by the business, the belief is that the training will either plug a weakness or accelerate performance. In either case, business is looking at increased productivity (read "dollars") post the training.
If you are a learning manager who thinks your learning content is too theoretical, you are not alone. In fact, you are probably among the more self-aware learning managers who are regularly stepping into the learner's shoe and trying to find ways to continuously improve the way your organization learns.
This detailed guide gives you all the necessary ingredients to make distributed online and mobile training more engaging and effective.