We responded to our member's request to help him put the case to his boss that his membership of the The Managers Helpful Hub is good for their business and therefore could be classed as a valid business expense.
We did our duty and made John's life easier
We also thought it a good idea to share with other managers too so here you are:
Use these notes as a guide for having a conversation with your boss or putting it in writing as a training request.
Subject: Training Request / Reimbursement Of Membership Fees
I have found a resource called the The Managers Helpful Hub. It helps managers within the UK improve their skills when managing either people or processes at work.
It's an online membership site where they provide training resources, tips, tools and unlimited guidance to help managers like me get better in my role at work.
The membership will help me and therefore (insert your employers business name) in these ways:
- Recruiting people - getting the best people for the job and getting them up to speed and productive in their new role.
- Managing people - improving my people management skills means being able to get more work done that you need me and my team to do, getting it done better and in a way that improves morale.
- Developing people - means we can increase capacity for work, improve the quality of that work and have people doing great work that interests them.
- Letting people go - gaining confidence to do this effectively is good for business and the people involved, dealing with these matters in a professional and effective way instead of them going on for months or even years.
When I improve in these areas it leads to a better run business, which returns more profit and maintains better relationships with our customers.
As the membership is online, this means no time away from the office on training courses and it is available to me 24/7/365 rather than just the day that a regular training course would be.
If after joining I don't think it will provide the expected benefits, they do offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
We can either pay monthly at £49 or annually at £490 (this is the best value deal, offering a saving of £98 over paying monthly). That averages just £40 per month for access to all their resources and the ability to ask unlimited questions to help me become a better manager and get better results for the business.
This is great value for money as many day training courses alone cost over £300 each and they don't come with unlimited coaching.
I ask that you consider my request to reimburse the fees of £490 for this membership.
There you go, I hope you find it useful too. It worked for John.
Kind regards, Irene