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Learn Four Benefits of Education Assistance

By: Margaret Hansen

Education Benefits Everyone

According to a recent JobsInME.com survey, 48 percent of our users have a Bachelor's degree or higher and 21 percent plan to pursue some type of online educational activity in the next year. No doubt about it - education is a hot topic in this economy.

Whether your company is reimbursing tuition, paying for individually approved classes, or offering an in-house continuing education program - such as certificates in leadership, project management, or computer software - assisting employees with their education can improve your bottom line in many ways. Here are four benefits to consider:

1. A Well-trained Workforce Means More Productivity

Approving, paying for or offering education that positively impacts the team could help co-workers interact more efficiently, solve problems as a team, and improve the mood of your office. All of this will contribute positively to your company's productivity and profitability.

2. Growth and Advancement Fuel Your Staff

Unlike other cost-saving benefits, helping employees with their education not only improves their resume - it opens future career doors. Education can act as a step ladder for employees to advance within your company. A common barrier to furthering one's education is the cost; it's expensive. Providing this valuable gift is an investment in your employees and your future growth.

3. Recruit and Retain Employees

According to a recent study, employees who receive training/education from their employer are more likely to stay with that company. Investing in your employees - and thus helping their career - creates a sense of loyalty. It's also a benefit that you can tout to potential job candidates in all of your recruiting advertising and conversations.

4. Gain a Competitive Edge

Educated employees can identify fresh trends and stay ahead of the latest changes in technology - a tremendous asset to any company. Not only do they learn the best proven practices, but they are also exposed to new, up-to-date methods and resources, which allows them to perform their jobs even better.

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Need additional funds for training? Learn more about government training grants.

Margaret Hansen has been writing professionally since receiving a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maine. She has worked for multiple organizations as a weekly newspaper reporter, a weekly newspaper editor, and in a variety of internal/external marketing communications roles. Her freelance career has focused on writing and editing for print, email and web publications in the employment industry, as well as manuscript editing and resume writing.