May 12, 2005

Why ongoing job training usually pays off big-time for employers

Author: Ian Palmer

One issue Drew Stevens upon which focused when earning his
doctorate was the benefit of viewing employees
as assets rather than as liabilities. Stevens,
president and founder of Getting to the Finish Line, a
Eureka, Mo., firm that helps businesses to boost employee morale
and to increase profitability, said providing ongoing
job training to human assets can help quell worker
dissatisfaction.

"Some CEOs are looking for two things -- profits and
productivity," he said, adding that leaders who adopt
such mindsets sometimes consider employee salaries and
benefits to be stumbling blocks. "What I have found in
studying this a little bit more [is] that if employers
were to take a little bit more time and invest in
their employees the productivity would actually
increase."

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