You only have a few people working for you. You’re the only one who can make decisions and keep things organised. How’s it going for you so far? What is your level of exhaustion and stress? It’s time to start delegating, but do you notice supervisory qualities among your employees? They’re there, and finding methods to nourish them isn’t difficult.
It’s always a good idea to invest in your employees’ development. Employees are motivated by it. It boosts employee morale. It is advantageous to your business. It contributes to your success. You certainly don’t have the resources to send your staff on an all-expenses-paid trip to pursue a Master’s degree as some huge corporations do, but there are a few things you can do. You can offer some financial aid for additional study, as well as promote and pay for participation in professional associations.
College financial aid will pay for itself in a relatively short period of time. Junior colleges are reasonably priced. It would not be difficult for your employer to pay for tuition and books, or repay a portion of tuition and books, if a course that aligns with the firm’s goal and vision is successfully completed. Even a semester’s worth of classes at a four-year college or university isn’t prohibitively expensive. Every lesson learned in coursework is new information that your employee will bring to work, information that will assist the organisation. You may set the amount you’ll repay and be confident that you’re instilling pride in your employee and encouraging them to be proud of their employer.
Another low-budget method to education is reimbursement for the cost of professional association membership. It’s a cost-effective approach for your staff to gain new skills that will help your organisation. Your employee and your firm will benefit from attending professional development seminars with qualified presenters. Professional organisations frequently provide certificates that are earned after completing a series of courses. Because the study is so extensive and challenging, the credentials are sometimes referred to as a “poor man’s MBA.” The dues are inexpensive, the dinner meetings are affordable (you may have to pay overtime for meeting attendance if this is required), and the advantages are quantifiable. Reimbursement for passing each module would not be prohibitively expensive.