Attracting, developing, and retaining employees across the organization has always been difficult; today, the improving economy (and shrinking unemployment rate) makes it one of the toughest challenges large companies face. It is not surprising, therefore, that the HR literature is chock-full of research to better understand the impact of various recruitment, engagement, and retention strategies.
In this paper, we dive deeply into one such HR strategy that (on its face) is not new. Creating a partnership with colleges and universities has long been understood as a strong option for employers who want to fully or partially outsource their professional development mandates. However, what is not well understood is the frequency with which employers use higher education as a workplace benefit with the explicit purpose to attract and retain top talent. And what’s even lesser known is the impact of offering higher education as such a benefit.DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER