Skilled employees enable organisations to use technology more effectively, leading to increases in productivity and competitiveness and ensuring that operational objectives are achieved more efficiently. ECDL Foundation's certification programmes are used to increase the value of human capital and achieve productivity gains through developing competent employees.
An ICT-skilled workforce improves the efficiency and boosts the productivity of individual organisations, which in turn acts as a driver for growth in the economy as a whole."Read the 2011 ECDL Foundation position paper on e-Productivity for further details."
A 2010 industry study
(ALBA Study) demonstrates how ICT-trained employees are more efficient, work quicker, and make fewer mistakes; and the time that supervisors and other colleagues spend dealing with difficulties is halved where employees have been trained. Companies also benefit by having more accurate knowledge about the skill levels of employees and can therefore deploy them more effectively.
An Italian study on the'Cost of Ignorance' found that ECDL / ICDL certification gives a total return on investment of €2,261 per person annually as well as 47% competence increase from pre-training levels.
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