Kathryn HillKathryn Hill
Advocates Council

    I worked for a company that allowed employees to record the exact number of hours they worked and then the employees were allowed to use this time when they needed time off for exams, family situations or other special needs. After having spent 8.5 years at night taking my 15 CGA courses on top of working fulltime to successfully achieve my CGA designation, I can truly relate to the need to help an employee out in preparation for exams. In the long run, the effort the employee is making to improve themselves will pay off for the employer. Just think about the employee working fulltime, doing the courses at night and also being supportive to their family. Maybe one option is to allow the employee to take off a set number of days to prepare for the exam and then have them make-up the time later by adding a 1/2 hour a day to their schedule. Flexibility and support is key to a successful employer

    July 28, 2023 at 00:35