For Employers

CFS Links Your Talent Strategies to Positive Business Results

The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential is the only certification for global food science professionals designed to meet the International Standards Organization (ISO) 17024.

As the food science and technology industry continues to evolve and restructure, the challenges of sustainability and future growth require new solutions. While improving operational efficiencies and investing in new products and technology can position your organization for success, it’s investing in people that boosts innovation and productivity, driving higher profitability and a competitive advantage that can’t be duplicated. Whether part of your employee training program or used as recognized measure of excellence in your screening and hiring processes, CFS helps turn your talent strategies into positive business results.

Performance Enhancement…employees well-trained in current food science and technology instruction bring new levels of institutional knowledge and enhanced proficiencies that ignite leadership, build high-performance teams  and help companies achieve long-term goals and profitability.

More Cost-effective Recruitment…69% of CFS certificants also have advanced degrees making the CFS designation a reliable tool for refining candidate screening processes, increasing speed of hire and reducing recruitment costs .

Improved Retention…61% of employees who receive subsidized training remain with that organization for 5 years or more; 2.5 years above the norm. Investing in employee development sends a clear message that employees are valued creating increased levels of employee engagement and loyalty that increase employee retention rates.

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