How does the I.S.P. designation contribute to an organization's bottom line?
The I.S.P. designation enables organizations to maximize their return on investment by reducing risk in their hiring decisions. By hiring staff or contractors that are I.S.P. certified, organizations can be rest assured that those they have hired have maintained up-to-date skills and are knowledgeable about the latest IT trends and best practices. This translates into a more professional, ethical and productive workforce that can impact the bottom line by undertaking IT projects thoroughly, quickly and successfully - on time and on budget.
The I.S.P. designation allows companies to get an accurate representation of IT workers' skills. In order to become I.S.P. certified, IT workers must have mastered an applicable Body of Knowledge and shown that they are able to apply their knowledge in a professional setting. They are trustworthy both in terms of ethical behaviour and in terms of competence.
The I.S.P. designation can also be used as a management tool to help develop existing employees. By encouraging existing staff to pursue the designation, companies can foster a more professional attitude in their department and allow employees to take personal responsibility for their ongoing professional development. Once again, a better-qualified and more reliable workforce should translate into a positive impact on the bottom line.
Think of the "I.S.P." as a form of quality control. When you want a qualified professional to solve an engineering problem, you look for a P.Eng. When you want a professional qualified to solve an IT problem, you look for an I.S.P.