Why would you want to pay for an employee’s education if it isn’t work-related? While providing benefits that assist employees in improving and maintaining skills for their job makes a lot of sense, it seems counter-intuitive to encourage employees to obtain education that may qualify them to leave your employ. While this reservation is valid, consider that many employees value the personal enhancement that continued education provides. Not all will see it as a chance to change careers at their employer’s expense. Fulfilled employees are happier employees who perform better and have increased loyalty to the employer who made this enrichment possible. And after all, isn’t that what employee benefits are all about?