Digital certificates and badges have become a part of our lives. An important part of the digitalization trend, which continues to increase its momentum with the pandemic outbreak, is digital badges and certificates. These smart documents are candidates to solve many problems for both companies and individuals. These certificates save you from the problems created by physical certificates. Your certificates are no longer lost, obsolete, or torn. Digital certificate and badge holders can easily share their certificates on every platform. They strengthen their identity on the Internet and adapt to the internet age. At the same time, they do not deal with problems such as the loss of documents and they can easily prove the authenticity of their smart certificates thanks to digital infrastructures. There is a strong demand for digital certificates and badges for the reasons we listed and many others. So what does the digitalization of certificates mean for companies?
In the age of technology, important changes occur daily in almost every field. The technologies that used by companies are changing and evolving. Companies that can’t keep up with this change are pushed out of the market, while those that adapt successfully continue to grow. For this reason, it seems inevitable for companies to train their employees. In order to achieve this, companies have adopted the strategy of life-long training and development of their employees. This is a challenging process for both the company and the employees. While the training given for the companies should be regular and functional, the employees are expected to follow the training in a motivating way and get the maximum benefit from the training. This is where digital certificates and badges come into play. While these smart documents, obtained at the end of the training provided, create a training record for companies, they continue to add strength to the resumes of employees. Being able to prove the education is motivating employees and adding value to their CVs.The idea of having a digital certificate or a badge at the end of the education which will help the employees throughout their business life, make a concentrate on the education.
It would not be wrong to say that companies whose digital certificate requirements are increasing day by day are starting to take action. Huge companies such as IBM and Google have now started to publish their own digital certificate programs. By doing so, they can both increase employee satisfaction and increase work efficiency. Thanks to the digital documents provided, employees or employee candidates are trained directly on the very specific job they will do. This provides a solution to the biggest problem of companies.
In this article, we explained why companies’ digital certificate requirements continue to increase and what problems these certificates solve for both companies and employees. Although digital certificates and badges have begun to replace physical certificates, they are still a relatively new technology, they have great potential. Given the growing need for specific training in industries, it seems likely that many companies will adopt a digital badge and certification system.
Ege Yalçınkaya is the General Manager of Sertifier Inc. who is on a mission to make education more accessible and engaging for all, a guitar player in his spare time, and a product developer who loves tinkering with new ideas. He’s also an enthusiast and investor of cryptocurrencies.