According to the National Skills Strategy collated by the Department for Education; worker participation in upskilling needs to double to 15% by 2025.
Is your business ready to upskill?
Regardless of how you choose to assess your staff, or set standards in the workplace, a lack of constructive feedback can leave your staff feeling overwhelmed and lacking the drive for improved performance.
Benefits of Upskilling
Employer-employee relationships can be greatly enhanced when a business decides to upskill staff.
- Staff Value
- Enhanced Performance
- Greater Reputation
How to Upskill for the Future
Upskilling and training staff is a much needed, and positive investment step for any business. Here are just some ways you can upskill and future-proof your workforce:
- Learning and Development Programmes
The Irish Institute of Training and Development is one of many organisations dedicated to giving existing employees a chance to built upon their existing skillset or even to just refresh it. Their Thought Leadership Programme offers an in-depth two-day course to give employees with untapped potential to build their transferable skills, improve their confidence and get professional training in communication.
- Personal Development
DCM Learning is an organisation which organises training programmes to equip employees with the skills necessary to deal with stress and adversity they may experience in the workplace. The course activities which are available nationwide bring together different methods of resilience to promote physical health, psychological well-being and boost morale. This type of training can reap positive behavioural changes and improve employee resilience tenfold.
A More Dynamic Approach
Demonstrating genuine care and investment in your staff and their skills is now vital to retain your talent.
Effective skills seminars and learning programmes are a tried and tested way to increase staff loyalty, retention and engagement, improve productivity and customer service, and reduce employee turnover.
The good news is we already have the talent we need and by choosing alternative ways of sourcing potential, businesses everywhere can reap the benefits of their human investments.