The year is winding down and you’re probably busy planning ahead for 2020. Is providing continuing education to your employees a part of next year’s plan? If it’s not, then you should consider it. Here are 5 reasons why:
#1: You’ll improve performance.
You know the skills your employees need for success on the job today and in the short-term future. If they need to acquire certain ones, then continuing education will help them gain new knowledge and improve their performance. Even if there aren’t skill gaps, offering it will enhance their proficiency overall, as well as prepare them for a potential step up.
#2: You’ll improve loyalty.
When your staff knows you’re investing in their careers, it’s far more likely that they’ll remain loyal to your company. This is especially true of they’re motivated and want to move up in their careers and within your organization. They’ll want to take advantage of every training and education opportunity you offer, so they can advance as quickly as possible and contribute more to your bottom line.
#3: You’ll improve recruitment efforts.
When you’re known as a company that offers continuing education to staff, you’ll have a simpler time attracting top talent. What’s more is that it makes it easier to recruit skilled passive candidates, especially if they currently work for organizations that don’t offer this benefit.
#4: You’ll improve employee engagement.
When employees are regularly learning and growing, they’re going to be more engaged in their jobs and more vested in the interest of the company overall. As a result, they’ll be happier and more satisfied on the job, creating a healthier work culture in the process.
#5: You’ll improve profits.
When you have employees who are more skilled and engaged, as well as committed to their jobs, it’s going to have a positive impact on profits in the long-run. Not only that, but when you invest in your employees, you’ll have lower turnover and therefore lower hiring costs.
Clearly, offering continuing education offers many advantages. But if you need to hire highly skilled and well-trained people now – but don’t have the time or resources to do it – turn to the team who can handle the job for you: PrideStaff. As one of Tempe’s leading staffing agencies, we’ve got your hiring needs covered, start to finish, so you can focus on other priorities. Contact us today to find out more.