3 Insights Every Learning Provider Should Have About Employer-Funded Learning

Explore three key ways employers’ approaches to funded learning directly impact learning programs that seek to serve working adult students.
employer funded education insights
Alex Cannon

Alex Cannon

January 10th, 2023

1. A company’s reasons for providing funded learning opportunities can have a major impact on learner outcomes

2. Prospective working adult learners don’t just want to see better career opportunities — they want to see meaningful investments in their individual growth

Top reasons for employees quitting their previous jobs

“During my interview, I asked... ‘Do you offer anything else? Potentially higher education?’

Omar, Financial Services Worker

Student story: Learning for a changing landscape

3. For equity-minded employers, there’s way more to the strategy than attraction and retention

  1. HR Dive, “Education benefits could be key to attracting and retaining talent,” 2022
  2. Georgetown University, “How much do employer-funded education benefits really boost access?,” 2021
  3. United States Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, “Gainful Employment,” 2022. The Biden Administration is planning to propose an amendment to the Higher Education Act in April, 2023 to provide protections to students from programs that purport to be career-aligned but underserved students when it comes to outcomes.
  4. Guild’s internal data over the last 12 months as of 07.01.2022 from employers who have provided the required data for at least 13 months post launch
  5. McKinsey & Company, “The great attrition is making hiring harder. Are you searching the right talent pools?,” 2022
  6. Guild, “The New ‘Up Or Out,’ Guild’s American Worker Survey Report,” 2022
  7. The Josh Bersin Company, “Career Pathways: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today,” 2022
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