“Most workers today are getting support from their employer to grow their skill set, according to recent research from staffing firm Robert Half. A majority of CFOs interviewed (72 percent) said their company covers some or all of the cost for staff to obtain professional certifications, and 76 percent said their organization helps in maintaining credentials once earned. Still, nearly one-third of respondents (29 percent) said their organization offers no financial support for employees’ continuing education.
“Keeping your skills up to date is vital to career advancement, and acquiring a general or industry-specific certification is one way to do so,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. “Employers often support ongoing development because they benefit from well-educated, highly skilled professionals who are current with trends and able to apply what they’ve learned to business needs.”
McDonald added, “If you are hesitant to ask your company to cover certification costs, do your research and outline the advantages of the training. Since you’re not the only beneficiary, consider which one will give you and your company the best return on investment when deciding between a few certifications.” – Robert Half. [end]
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