New Tax Credit Helps Pay for New Employees, But Distance Learning Tools Cut Training Costs
April 15, 2010 @ 11:57 AM | By Cambria Vaccaro
The tax credit of $5000 announced by President Obama for each “net” new hire in 2010 promises to help SMBs expand with new employees. (The term “net employees” refers to additions to an SMB staff, not employees hired to replace employees that left the company).
While the tax credit helps offset costs of new employees and makes hiring that much more desirable, it doesn't pay for employee training software or other training tools for new employees. And because it only counts toward “net” employees, it doesn't help if your firm has a high turnover rate. As an SMB owner, how can you stay connected to your new hires, increase employee retention and train new and existing employees on rapidly advancing technologies?
The answers lie in distance learning tools and employee training software—and InterCall can help.
InterCall is best known as a full-service audio, video and web conference service provider. Our distance learning tools are also second-to-none. Whether you're training employees who work remotely, or bringing your staff together at their individual desks to learn about your company policies, InterCall's interactive solutions are easy to use, so employees can focus on the content, not the technology.
Some features of our distance learning tools, such as the Cisco WebEx Training Center provided by InterCall, include the ability to:
- Easily scale training programs to reach more people, more frequently
- Quiz and test trainees to ensure retention and track productivity
- Reduce costs on travel and facilities rental
- Organize “breakout sessions,” permitting trainees to bond and learn together, fostering a spirit of cooperation for improved employee retention
Knowing how you'll train your new hires rapidly and at a lower-than-expected cost makes that tax credit look even more enticing, doesn't it?
Cambria Vaccaro is the Senior Director, Marketing Communications and our “Industry News” blogger. Cambria has been in the conferencing industry for nearly fifteen years, and has seen it evolve from a traditional video bridging service to include cool web features and remote communication services. She is an avid runner, cook, wife and mother of two gorgeous girls.