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Why Microcredentials are a Win-win

They can cover the narrowest and broadest of topics for certificate programs

Today, the pressing talent shortage is hitting just about every business and organization in a big way. It's more than just a matter of sourcing people willing to work; they also have to possess the skills that match up with the role. Research by Robert Half indicates that 95 percent of executives say it's somewhat or very challenging to find employees with the appropriate skills and talents—a longstanding impasse that’s come to be known as the “skills gap."

It's time to get creative not only with where we source new talent, but how we create it. More and more organizations are rethinking their approach to employee training and development programs capable of upskilling employees and candidates. Of course, there's a catch. Making big investments in employees can be risky. All it can take is a call from a single recruiter for that employee, in whom you've invested thousands of training dollars, to jump ship.

This is where micro-credentials come into play. As an emerging solution to this dilemma, micro-credentials are bite-sized qualifications that demonstrate skills, knowledge and/or experience in a specific subject area or capability.

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