The Importance of Continuing Education (CE) in Any Industry

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As a professional in your field, it’s your responsibility to maintain your skills and stay up-to-date with industry trends. However, industries are constantly changing and it can be a challenge to stay current with the latest developments and skills. For this reason, many professionals turn to continuing education (CE).

CE refers to any post-secondary learning professionals can take after formal education. While CE may be a requirement in some industries, it’s also a vital tool for professional development and growth. Here’s why.

CE keeps you current with industry trends

As mentioned earlier, industries are constantly changing. New trends, technology, customer needs and business models are just a few things that impact our careers. For example, the pandemic drastically changed how many professionals do their jobs. Remote work is now the new normal for a majority of businesses. Knowing how to communicate virtually with customers, clients and coworkers is a critical skill that professionals can learn through CE.

CE keeps you knowledgeable on current legislation

Regardless of your industry, you must have knowledge of the latest legislation. Many CE webinars provide the latest news and updates about changing laws and regulations. For example, the latest OSHA Vaccine Mandate is going to affect a majority of organizations. Being educated on this mandate helps you maintain compliance and avoid costly penalties. CE webinars can provide reliable updates and insights to ensure you have the most up-to-date knowledge on current legislation.

CE provides new ways to better serve clients

CE keeps you sharp. It helps you stay up-to-date on all industry terms and practices. While this helps you grow professionally, it also helps you provide the best possible service to your clients and customers. They consider you an expert in your field. Being well-educated on industry trends is what sets you apart from the competition because it allows you to bring innovative offerings to better serve your clients.

Interested in a virtual lunch and learn for free CE credit?

The pandemic has been a catalyst for brokers and their clients to rethink benefits strategies, find new ways to communicate with employees and embrace innovative solutions. It has also forced brokers and their clients to find new ways to pivot and adopt new technologies, all while trying to not lose the human element of HR, but to enhance it. 

Learn how you can use benefit technology to enhance the human element of HR and keep an eye out for our Virtual Lunch and Learn for free CE Credit: Enhancing the Human Element of HR Through Benefit Technology.