Technology changes and industries change – and it always seems like we have to scramble to stay current. Keeping your employees trained and up-to-date is important for your small business’s success, and something that Carol covers in her recent post on the Nextiva blog “5 Ways to Enhance Employee Education Without Breaking the Bank.” Carol begins:
“Strong businesses invest in their employees with a variety of perks, privileges, and training. However, changing times have changed the way employers deliver benefits.
For example, tuition refund was once a potential employee benefit. Now, with the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board increasing (in today’s dollars) from $3,877 in 1982 to more than $20,000 per year now, few companies, large or small, can afford to pay for tuition anymore.
Still, with an ever-changing business environment and constant advances in technology, your employees need training to avoid a serious skills gap or to get them to the next level—whether or not you think you can afford it.
The good news is that the educational environment is also changing. Where the schoolroom was once your main option, a combination of employee curiosity, online opportunities, and encouragement offer many creative ways to keep your workforce current. Here are five ideas that can make it happen:”
You can read the rest of the post here.