The case for IT certification

Hiring managers should consider the value of certifications when identifying much-needed IT candidates
By Airlee Gigun and Bruce Johnson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/13/2007

Human resource professionals and non-technical hiring managers are often at a disadvantage when seeking new information technology (IT) employees.

It can be hard to know whether candidates possess the precise knowledge and skills to accurately meet current job demands.

This presents a considerable problem for Canadian businesses. They simply can’t afford to run the risk of hiring unskilled staff to maintain and deliver technology to customers.