To meet increasing global demand, professionals working within the food system must be up-to-date on the most recent science and technology advancements, and possess the knowledge and skills that enable them to deliver safe, quality food to consumers.
To ensure that your organization has the talent to address these critical issues such as these, you work hard to recruit and hire the most qualified people. The CFS:
Helps you hire and promote top talent
Leverage the CFS during your recruitment processes to help you identify knowledgeable food professionals, particularly those with diverse academic and work experiences. The CFS can also inform and shape your organization’s professional development plans and training programs, as it outlines the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by food scientists around the globe. Additionally, you can incorporate attainment of the CFS into your organization’s technical ladder for employee promotion, and use it as part of your organization’s competency mapping processes.
Benefits your organization’s bottom line
Knowledgeable personnel with extensive on-the-job experience may lead to greater organizational success, including more profitable product launches, more efficient business practices, and increased overall company revenue. Hiring new staff with the CFS or encouraging current staff to pursue the CFS credential may also reduce the need for on-the-job training, saving your organization both time and money. Plus, supporting current employees in their pursuit of the CFS may contribute to increased staff retention.
Keeps food science professionals current and qualified
Employees and job applicants with the CFS are committed to professional development and staying current with advances and innovations in food science. Food professionals are encouraged to maintain their skills in alignment with the evolving field of food science through recertification requirements associated with the CFS.
Supports professional ethics and integrity
Hiring and promoting CFS-certified food scientists reinforces your company’s commitment to hiring the most capable people to produce safe, high-quality products. CFS recipients must adhere to professional conduct standards and minimal ethical behavior requirements, further demonstrating to consumers your organization’s dedication to the highest standards for your products.
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