Often times, in addition to formal training, employers seek individuals who possess actual job experience in the field in which they are hired. In many instances, this type of experience is often obtained through college internships or other means. Unfortunately, for many low-income households, this opportunity is not an option, as wages obtained for any work are needed to meet basic needs.
Offer paid On-the-Job training opportunities for employees to increase their skills, while learning about opportunities at the next level within the organization. Not only does this increase the skillset of current employees, but it also assists with retention of proven, valued employees, increases morale, and demonstrates an organizational commitment to advancement for all staff.