ADVANTAGES OF NCIDQ CERTIFICATION TO EMPLOYERS
WHY EMPLOYERS SHOULD NOT ONLY ENCOURAGE BUT EXPECT AND SUPPORT THEIR INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTITIONERS TO BE NCIDQ CERTIFIED
Certified employees understand the importance of adhering to specific professional standards. You can more confidently rely on your team’s ability to consistently and competently execute project work boosting your company’s reputation when pursuing contracts and new clients.
Professional interior designers who possess NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety, and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity.
That peace of mind is worth investing in.
Encouraging your employees to earn a professional certification (and communicating that fact to clients) demonstrates that your company holds its staff to the highest professional standards. Clients will be better served and feel more secure knowing they’re in certified hands.
The strenuous requirement of the NCIDQ Certification will give your clients added confidence in the caliber of work your business provides. Highlight your company’s utilization of professional NCIDQ Certified interior designers.
Studies by a variety of organizations, including Microsoft and HR Certification, have shown that employees with a professional certification are more productive. Retaining NCIDQ Certified interior designers, who have demonstrated mastery of a broad base of competencies, can positively impact the quality of work produced. Having skilled and motivated people is a key organizational objective in any business. And being confident in a professional certification such as NCIDQ, to both identify and prove the existence of skills and motivation, is a tremendous value.
Supporting your team members in obtaining an NCIDQ Certificate
shows them you share in their desire to be the best they can be.
People want to work for companies that are invested in their
professional development and committed to helping them take
the next steps in their career.
Employees appreciate being noticed and valued by their company
and by their supervisors. This sense of value can go a long way in
prompting loyalty and a desire to stay, which reduces the time and
costly expenses related to staff turnover.
Consequently, businesses are willing to pay more for a certified
professional than an uncertified comparable specialist. This value
comes from increased credibility, standardization with industry
frameworks, and having skilled and motivated people.
HOW CAN YOUR COMPANY ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT EMPLOYEE’S PARTICIPATION?
Make pursuing NCIDQ Certification a requirement within the first five years of employment
Recognize the accomplishment through company-wide communications (staff meetings, newsletters, social media)
Acknowledge the achievement through bonuses, promotions, pay raises
Reimburse expenses associated with the certification: application fees, exam fees, annual certificate renewal