March 2015 - In keeping with its vision to spearhead the process of expanding the credentialing industry internationally, CredForce research teams have been working on a number of study projects and those on development of new models and methodologies. These teams had been strung under the CredScape process prescribed under the CredRadar last year, and had been silently working on changed approaches to research.
On February 12, the company completed its exercise of re-engineering its research initiatives to make its efforts drive sharper in clearly identified directions. Called the CredForce Futures project, the company has re-organized its global research teams to work along four R&D vectors - credentialing for new professions; credentialing of companies in niche sectors; rapid credentialing mechanisms for large-scale workforce; and models for custom-development of credentialing apparatuses for governments. These teams will undertake CredScape studies and feed some of the information CredRadar needs to work its canvas.
Notably, the company has already mounted a vigorous mission to take its knowledge management practices to the next level, and a slew of programs have been introduced to encourage research talents to undertake market-facing project assignments and learn from the people deployed in business development, advocacy and deliveries. By end of 2015, the company hopes of yielding at least half a dozen valuable intellectual properties and models, which can be deployed in the various business units to improve their business results. The support of international certification bodies managed by CredForce has been the most decisive.
While BCI - the BPO Certification Institute, the world's largest BPO certification and standards body has shared its insights on certification products development for new professions; the SQBA - the Software Qualifications Board of America - has shared its experiences of building standards and mechanisms that are vendor-neutral and technology independent.