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May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022
UMKC TalentLink provides several courses that include a certificate upon completion. A recent survey underscored how valuable and prevalent alternate credentials have become for U.S. employers and workers. We share some key findings below based on recent research.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted research during the summer of 2021. Researchers examined employer and employee views of alternative credentials and their use in employment processes. They surveyed 4,354 professionals in total, including U.S. executives, supervisors, HR professionals, and workers with no direct reports.
Alternative credentials are also known as an individual certificate, badge, micro-credential, or long-term study resulting in industry or professional certification. A credential, such as a UMKC TalentLink certificate, indicates one’s competencies and skills within a particular field. Alternative credentials do not include traditional education (e.g., bachelor’s degree, associate degree.) or required occupational licensures (e.g., commercial driver’s license, license to practice law, etc.)
Workplace leaders consider alternative credentials valuable for employee development, and employees who earn them gain more credibility. The majority of executives and supervisors consider credentialed employees to be better performers.
Clearly, credentials, such as certificates, play an important role in the professional development of workers. The survey indicates executive leaders, supervisors, and HR professionals value credentials as
UMKC TalentLink offers non-degree courses that include a certificate upon completion. We are your resource for professional development. Are you an experienced professional who seeks to upskill to advance your career or to remain competitive? Are you an executive, supervisor, or HR professional with a business or organization that seeks to invest in training for your employees? Explore some of our current offerings.
Essential Financial Skills Certificate
First Time Supervisor Series Certificate
Data Analytics Series Certificate
Digital Marketing and Analytics Fundamentals Certificate
Bloch Executive Education – Strategic Leadership Program with Certificate
Reach out to UMKC TalentLink’s Business Development Director Candice Haines (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn about certificates and development that we can tailor to the needs of your business or organization.