Furthering your education and increasing your professional qualifications are both essential for doing a better job and getting access to more lucrative employment options. But sometimes the prospect of approaching your employer for support with this can feel difficult. However, understanding how to communicate your aspirations and how to structure your request will make the process much simpler. Below is our step-by-step guide to approaching your employer for Company Sponsorship for an Intrinsic Energy membership.
6 steps to help you convince your employer for Training Sponsorship
Do your Research
First things first, gather information on your company’s policy towards sponsoring or reimbursing funds for employee education. Confirm with the HR department regarding the opportunities available to you and the limit and scope of reimbursement for your role. Refer to the employee handbook and other HR material to gather all the information regarding the available policies.
Understand Your Employers Concerns
Employers might worry about the time commitment Intrinsic Energy would take. Good news! Intrinsic Energy won’t interfere with your workday. There are plenty of courses during lunch or before/after work and as they are virtual, you don’t have to leave the office!
Build a Business Case
Formulate a business proposition for your employer stating how your education and training aligns with the organisation’s interest.
Highlight how you and the employer both can benefit from your education and explain the ROI:
- Growth in your self-worth and confidence will reflect in your efficiency, and more efficient staff is always beneficial for the business productivity
- Funding the education will create a sense of loyalty towards the organisation and reduce the employee attrition rate
- Skill development of internal staff for complex roles is more economical than hiring new employees
- If at a managerial level, the employee can forward the learning to their specific teams through in-house training sessions, saving training costs for the masses
Demonstrate Your Loyalty
An employer is going to invest in you if you use the newly acquired skills to deliver better work within that particular corporate structure. You have to show your loyalty. An employer is not going to invest in your education if they have any doubts that you wouldn’t remain in the company after obtaining your new skills.
Keep Trying and Don’t Give Up!
Persistence is the key to getting what you want. Don’t nag but if the initial answer is negative, you shouldn’t give up immediately.
You can inquire about the reasons for the rejection of your request. Knowing their concerns can help you to address them and come up with another reason why Intrinsic Energy is right for you and why they should help.
Reach Out for Help
Intrinsic Energy can help you. If you are struggling to get the support your need, get in touch and we will be happy to help pitch the benefits of an Intrinsic Energy membership.