Upskilling Your Workforce: How CompTIA Certifications Facilitate Internal Talent Development and Mobility

Ready to develop your internal talent, close the IT skills gap and save money? With CompTIA certifications and training solutions, you can.

How CompTIA Certifications Facilitate Internal Talent Development and MobilityAre you upskilling your IT workforce? If not, you are missing out on an incredible opportunity to create a more skilled, adaptable and productive IT team through internal talent development.

Developing internal talent may sound complex but it doesn’t have to be a challenging process. By providing IT training opportunities, such as career-advancing certifications, organizations can help employees reach their career goals. As a result, companies will see an improvement in talent mobility and make the IT skills gap smaller and more manageable.  

The Importance of Upskilling in the IT Industry

Although it can be tough for individual companies to measure, the IT skills gap most organizations face is problematic. Closing skill gaps has been a major challenge for organizations recently, and growing appetites for digital transformation has only accelerated demand. According to a study by Pluralsight, employees are 94% more likely to stay with their employer if they offer upskilling and career advancement opportunities. Looking ahead, organizations and individuals both have reason to double down on upskilling and reskilling, especially in areas such as cybersecurity, cloud computing and data.

If efforts are not made to close the growing IT skills gap, organizations, along with their customers, clients and stakeholders will suffer. And because the rate of cybercrime is increasing, the cybersecurity skills gap is particularly threatening.

To narrow the IT skills gap, companies must upskill their employees. It is truly as simple as that. Upskilling helps companies stay competitive and address the challenges of emerging technologies and evolving industry demands.

Reskilling is also important. Within the next five years, up to half of all employees will need some amount of reskilling to perform their roles properly and nearly 100 million new roles will be created, according to CompTIA’s Workforce and Learning Trends 2023 report.

Also, reskilling promotes cost savings. “Reskilling saves about $660,000 to $2.5 million per year for the average 100-person company,” according to Talent 2023 & HR Trends: What it Means for Talent Cost.

By providing IT training, companies can both upskill and reskill their tech workers. In doing so they’ll gain a competitive advantage and decrease the IT skills gap.

The Importance of Internal Talent Development and Mobility

Ongoing IT training gives an organization a competitive edge, but that isn’t its only benefit. Training IT pros is also valuable because it helps organizational leaders develop internal talent and increase mobility.

Many organizations plan to utilize internal talent in 2023, and most employees are on board with this idea. According to CompTIA’s Workforce and Learning Trends 2023 report, both employers and employees want to maximize untapped opportunities that exist within their present situations.

For example, business leaders are seeking ways to quantify and optimize their organizations’ existing skills. And employees are more willing than ever to stick with their company if they are given opportunities for advancement.

Employers can use IT training to upskill current workers. In this scenario, everyone wins. Organizations will reap the benefits of internal talent development, including having happier employees. This is key because last year, 72% of IT employees were considering quitting their job within the next 12 months and 97% felt burned out. By providing IT training, employers can bolster employee satisfaction, prevent staff attrition and improve cost savings. 

Ongoing IT training for employees not only optimizes internal talent, but it also increases talent mobility. For companies, better talent mobility means increased adaptability, improved collaboration and a more versatile IT team.

Use CompTIA Training Solutions and Certifications to Upskill Your IT Workforce

Organizational leaders are often aware of the need for more IT training. However, what commonly stops them from making necessary changes is the overwhelm that comes with assembling and launching an IT training program. CompTIA certifications make it easy for employers to quickly fill the IT training and skills gap. 

CompTIA certifications support internal talent development by providing employees with the necessary skills and knowledge to advance within their organization. By becoming CompTIA certified, employees will naturally help close the IT skills gap and increase productivity.

Partnering with CompTIA can help your organization lessen its current IT skills gap, improve employee engagement, experience cost savings and facilitate internal talent development and mobility.

Here are a few of the things CompTIA’s custom training solutions for employers can help you do:

  • Expand employee skill sets
  • Reduce cybersecurity risks
  • Give employees the opportunity to advance their careers and improve productivity by building adjacent skills
  • Improve employee retention and morale
  • Ensure compliance with federal directives
  • Grow your own tech talent
  • Promote from within
  • Upskill beginners with no IT experience
  • Promote IT workers in entry-level roles to mid-level roles 
  • Use screening tools to identify the best candidates for beginner training

CompTIA’s custom training solutions for employers are designed around your organization’s training goals. Whatever your IT training needs are, CompTIA can help meet them by partnering with you to deliver the certifications your employees need. As a result, you’ll reap the undeniable benefits of developing your internal talent.

Ready to ramp up internal talent development and mobility? If so, request information about CompTIA’s custom training solutions for employers.

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