Ways To Keep Your Employees Up To Date

October 23, 2017

In the business world, if there is anything that is a constant, it’s that things are always changing. Software gets better. New advances in technology continue to change and shape the tools we use in the workplace. Not to mention, as the world progresses, so do the skills needed to continue to be successful in the job we are pursuing.

Some companies handle this by laying off older workers and hiring fresh graduates. In some cases, it saves money on retraining and those hired are usually hired at a lower salary than their predecessors. However, most view this as barbaric and unnecessary. Those already working for you have experience that can only be gained by being the loyal employees that they are.

Consider another choice. Consider offering access to continuing education. This will allow you to keep your more seasoned employees and bring them up to speed at the same time. Below are some programs you might consider.  

Computer Security

In this day and age, the lack of up to date computer security is becoming a detriment to the modern company. Cyberattacks happen on a daily basis. You need to make sure that your employees are up to date on the latest forms of protection for the their computers and the data that your company requires to survive.

A course in computer security will teach your employees how to recognize the three levels of security needed on a computer, identify the basics of the maintenance log and how to access the software and data files.

They will also be brought up to speed on certain securities the hardware on the computer can offer as well as the different types of threats that face your network on a daily basis. This will not only help you to spot a technological threat more quickly, but your employees will also have the tools to fend it off.

The Accounting Department

Every company on the planet deals with money on, at least, an hourly basis. No doubt your accounting crew is the best. You hired them, but as the world changes, so does the almighty dollar. In the world of accounting, the math remains constant. However, the rules of engagement change from time to time.

Take the opportunity to renovate their ideas on policy, professional knowledge, and advisory skill.  Check into the latest continuing education webinars that will take what your workers already know about the technology they use in accounts payable and receivable, inventory, and in payroll and bring it into the 21st century.   

Modern Supervision

In every good company, it’s usually not the CEO that makes it great. It is the employees and the supervisors over the employees are the ones that keep everyone motivated to succeed. However, each staff member is unique.They each have their own sense of humor, work ethic, and priorities.

Supervisors need to be understanding, yet firm. With that said, they also have to keep up with the changing employment and labor laws, ethics, and policies of the company. A continuing education course in Modern Supervision will teach and refresh your supervisors on laws concerning minorities, sexual harassment, and discipline.

It will also show them the proper way to counsel and motivate employees better, how and when to offer praise, how to handle arguments and fights, and how to deal with a habitually tardy or absent employee.

Modernizing your business is no longer an option. In order to keep up with the growing and changing world, make sure to offer continuing education to your employees. You’re bound to stay ahead of the game.

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