Interested on views about this situation:
Interviewed a guy yesterday for a team lead position. Looks a good fit for us, but we got into talking about qualifications. Important for us he’s PA6 qualified but doesn’t have access to the Certificate.
Further discussion uncovered his employer ‘keeps’ everyone’s certification on the premise they paid for his time and training.
Of course, if he can remember the details we could apply for a duplicate but it suggests his employer is trying to protect their training investment by this action.
It’s been my view that employee really owns the qualification/certification and obviously the experience which moves across jobs.
As an employer I can see the points of view but believe there are better ways to promote loyalty and protect employer training investment.
So, any views ?