Having spent time with some very inspirational people at a conference recently, I recalled something Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor of the Open University, shared more than 10 years ago. I have never forgotten it and it holds true today more than ever before.
Employers are concerned that if they invest in, train and certify their staff, those individuals may leave the company to grab an opportunity to earn more money elsewhere. Yet money is not the number one motivator, as we have seen over and over again from numerous people studies.
“What if I train and certify my staff, and they leave?” asked one employer.
“What if you don’t train and certify your staff, and they stay?” was the quite brilliant reply?
The shortest messages are usually those with the greatest impact.
We must dispel the myth.