The Career Readiness Certificate is a valuable tool for employers in both the initial hiring process and in assessing incumbent employees for the purposes of promotion or evaluating training needs. Applicants who have a Career Readiness Certificate have proven that they possess crucial workplace skills and abilities, including interpreting charts and graphs, reading memos and applying mathematics to solve any problems they may encounter in the course of their everyday responsibilities.
Using the applicant's level of certification (gold, silver, or bronze) in conjunction with job profiles, an employer can easily place the new employee in the position which would be the best fit for that person. By testing incumbent employees, employers can readily identify any training needs and make more efficient use of training funds.
By ensuring that an employee has the necessary skills to succeed in the position he or she is applying for before the employee is hired, employers can save thousands of dollars in hiring and training costs, and reduce their turnover rates dramatically.