Retention: Why You Should Consider Paying for Your Employees’ Certifications

As the economy continues to recover from the recession, the competition for the best technology talent remains unabated. This applies to both the hiring of bright workers as well as retaining their loyalty and employment for years to come.

Your company must do everything possible to retain your sharpest employees; failure in this task simply puts your firm at a distinct competitive disadvantage. With that in mind, upping your organization’s benefits package to include reimbursement for certifications makes perfect sense.

Certification Reimbursement Works on Multiple Levels

In the Information Technology world, change happens at an extremely rapid pace. Keeping your employees at the forefront of technology helps to ensure your firm remains state of the art; benefiting your staff, your customers, and your overall operational efficiency. Any technology-dependent company that falls behind the times runs the risk of becoming irrelevant.

Encouraging your staff to stay up to date on their certifications — and offering reimbursement as an additional incentive — helps your company fight off technological obsolescence. Developing a robust training and certification program is a relatively easy way for companies to prevent a skills gap from hampering your future growth prospects.

Employee Retention is a Vital Part of Any Successful Company

Losing a relatively new employee adversely affects your company in a myriad of ways. The costs of onboarding a new hire — training, salary, benefits — are exacerbated should that employee leave before their first anniversary date. Employee retention plays a big factor in your organization’s overall success.

Making an investment in your staff through a strong training program combined with tuition and certification reimbursement is a great policy to boost employee retention. Your company also gains the additional benefit of technically sharp staff able to make a difference for your customers and your organization as a whole.

If you need additional insight on building — and retaining — a top notch technical team, talk to the experts at Triumph Services. As one of the top IT staffing agencies in Virginia, we maintain a healthy supply of vetted candidates able to make a difference for your firm. Schedule a meeting with us at your earliest convenience.

By Logan Bragg: Partner, Triumph Services. As head of the Recruiting Division of Triumph, he has helped thousands of candidates find rewarding positions.