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2/26/2019
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Your Employees Want to Learn. How Should You Teach Them?

Security practitioners are most likely to stay at organizations that offer career development. Here are eight tips to consider as you plan your course of action.
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Educated Employees Are Happy Employees

Forward-thinking businesses, and those that have grown, realize education and career development is "the most critical piece to retention," Corey says. Businesses that give employees the tools they need retain them 60% more than those that don't, according to Cybrary's research.

"You could stress about it, but the best way to keep employees in an organization is to make sure they're continually challenged," Lee explains, adding that he has seen many people with great loyalty to companies that value them and treat them right.

Offering educational opportunities to your security team provides skills development they both want and need. Their knowledge leads to greater defense for your organization, as well as a cost-savings aspect, Corey says. After all, offboarding and onboarding are both expensive. Educating your current workforce and promoting people trained internally can save companies an annual $25,000 per worker, Cybrary found.

It wasn't long ago that education was mainly a requirement, Lee points out. Now it's a benefit. Employees will limit their job searches to companies committed to education. Cybrary's research shows if you develop someone's career and give them the tools they need, you'll retain them at a 60% greater rate compared with those that don't, Corey says. Organizations invested in education demonstrate improved preparedness at employee and corporate levels.

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