Educational benefits help create the “knowledge employees” everyone wants

By Joyce Hampton
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

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o you pay for educational courses your employees take? Everyone agrees it’s a good idea — it broadens minds, opens people to learning in general, increases creativity — but it’s a very expensive benefit to offer. Easy to talk about, difficult to get CEO approval for.

If that’s your bind, you’re in the same boat with many other HR practitioners, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).