|What you get||Up to $1,000 USD per calendar year to invest in your development & enablement. e.g. training, courses, certifications, books, etc.|
|How to access||Request budget via HiBob. Note: You must not be on a performance improvement plan (PIP) to be able to access the fund.|
|Why do we offer this?||Our culture values learning and growth. This is one way we encourage and support your ongoing development. We want everyone to build the confidence and knowledge needed to work to the best of their abilities.|
At MUI, we believe that investing in the growth and well-being of employees is critical to our shared success. We view
increased learning +
sustained well-being as inseparable drivers of your engagement, performance, and development.
To support that, we’ve established the Enablement fund, which provides eligible employees with up to $1,000 USD per year to invest in learning and wellness resources.
The Enablement fund exists to support your ultimate engagement, growth, and career advancement — whether that means learning a language, increasing your technical skills, receiving professional coaching, or something else.
All regular MUI employees who are in good performance standing are eligible for this benefit. Regular employees include part-time employees who work the minimum hours required to be eligible for benefits. You must be employed with MUI at the time of purchase in order to receive reimbursement for any paid resources under the fund.
<img src="/icons/thought-dialogue_green.svg" alt="/icons/thought-dialogue_green.svg" width="40px" /> What is
good performance standing? There are lots of indicators of performance at MUI, including individual ratings which connect back to our progression frameworks. For accessing the fund, good performance standing means you are currently
not on a PIP.
(a) we know there can be cases where a person was not meeting performance expectations, but swiftly improves their performance and isn’t placed on a PIP;
(b) we also know there may be instances where a person is underperforming that actually reveal a need to access this fund in order to improve. For instance, when we uncover a training gap or other learning need that can’t be satisfied internally;
(c) we want to keep access as open as we can to encourage and reward continuous improvement.
Please note that the funds disbursed through the Enablement fund may be subject to individual taxes, considered as individual income and not only corporate expenses. It is the employee's responsibility to review and comply with local tax laws and regulations. If required by law, taxes will be deducted from the reimbursement amount. Self-employed individuals may purchase resources with the enablement fund for business purposes and must declare them on tax returns.
🔮 What’s covered & what’s not
The Enablement fund can be used for a variety of
wellness resources. Below are some examples of what’s covered vs. not covered.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and we encourage employees to propose other relevant resources that contribute to their learning and well-being.
All expenses must be directly related to your career growth or personal wellness and be pre-approved by your manager in advance of purchase.
|Covered ✅||Not covered ❌|
|Professional certifications & licenses||Food & drinks|
|English language courses||Clothes|
|Self-service learning (Skillserve, Coursera, Udemy, etc.)||Beauty products|
|https://www.linkedin.com/learning/?u=2255073||Spa or medispa visits and procedures|
|Paid workshops & conferences||Tax preparation services|
|Membership in relevant industry associations||Equipment such as monitors, tablets, or other electrical goods. See: Untitled (https://www.notion.so/a2c2a3f1a5984bd8bdd4b698fa3f0a16) instead.|
|Books, e-books, and educational materials|
|Subscriptions to wellbeing apps such as Headspace or Calm|
<aside> 🧪 A litmus test for whether or not a resource is covered: ask yourself if this resource truly helps to enhance your job performance. If yes, then it’s likely a go! If you’re doing mental gymnastics to try to justify it, it’s probably a no.