Tuition Reimbursement

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Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

Angelyn Jones


COMM/105 Introduction to Effective Written Communication

University of Phoenix, Augusta Campus

Dr. Lloydette Young

October 12, 2008

The three years of being employed at PacSun Incorporated, I noticed that most of the companies employees are not properly educated. Many problems from payroll to cashiering could easily be avoided with the proper education. Providing reimbursement for tuition as well as making additional time for adult learning would be a wonderful benefit not only for the employees, but for the company as a whole.

PacSun is always in the hiring mode. Although our hiring process is quite extensive, many employees hired still require additional training that will increase practical business knowledge and increase confidence in the workplace. Whether an employee is a lower level associate or an executive, implementing a leadership training program will benefit the company drastically. The employers at PacSun should invest in ensuring all employees have the skill, knowledge and qualifications needed to be successful at work.

A person can become a better employee by earning a degree which relates to his or her job. Working for a company that is willing to pay for tuition normally results in the employee remaining loyal and the company will have less turn-around. Many large companies exist who offer tuition reimbursement such as Starbucks and Quiktrip. Starbucks offers their employees $1000 a year for employees who qualify and Quiktrip offers their employees $2000 a year. Many colleges have partnered with companies to assist in educational training for their associates. Oftentimes the colleges will have the trainers come to the company allowing the associates to sign up for classes from their college institution.

After gathering this information I was able to show PacSun the benefits of providing tuition reimbursement. Employees would be much more...