A recent survey by Robert Half International revealed that most companies have some formalised employee training program, including where they pay for classes or reimburse employees as long as they're related to their jobs. Where does your company stand? Do they pay for training?
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The survey itself asked two questions: Whether the company supports its employees in their efforts to receive professional certifications, and whether they pay to help them maintain their certifications. In both cases, the answers were overwhelmingly yes, with around 70% of the over 2000 responding companies saying yes to both questions. Slightly more said they help employees keep their certifications than get their certifications, and all of the ones that said yes also noted that they have other employee education and training programs. You can read more about the study below.
What about your company? Do they offer training classes, or pay for training classes or even tuition?