2.13 Announcing a Tuition Reimbursement Program Assume that your organization is considering reimbursing workers for tuition and fees for job-related courses. As Director of Education and Training, you will present to company executives a review of pros and cons for the program. To prepare, you have composed a list of questions you know they may have. Pick a specific organization that you know something about, and answer the following questions about it. 1. What do people do on the job? What courses or de – grees could help them do their current jobs even better? 2. How much education do people already have? How do they feel about formal schooling? 3. How busy are employees? Will most have time to take classes and study in addition to working 40 hours a week (or more)? 4. Is it realistic to think that people who get more education would get higher salaries? Or is money for increases limited? Is it reasonable to think that most people could be promoted? Or does the organization have many more low-level than high-level jobs? 5. What hassles do people encounter in their daily work? What could be done to alleviate one or more of those hassles? If the work environment were less stressful, how would their lives be easier or more pleasant? 6. How much loyalty do employees have to this particular organization? Is it “just a job,” or do they care about the welfare of the organization? 7. How competitive is the job market? How easy is it for the organization to find and retain qualified employees? 8. Is knowledge needed to do the job changing, or is knowledge learned 5 or 10 years ago still up-to-date? 9. How competitive is the economic market? Is this company doing well financially? Can its customers or clients easily go somewhere else? Is it a government agency dependent on tax dollars for funding? What about the current situation makes this an especially good time to hone the skills of the employees you have? 10. Do you support the program? Why or why not?