For so many social enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), providing high-quality,cost-effective training and development can be difficult due to the pressures of time and money.We have found this can be a real issue to our clients as training can be a distraction;
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), training is often seen as a distraction from the day-to-day running of the business and attention to areas such as people management can be squeezed by work pressures. Its survey, ‘Who Learns At Work’, found that staff at small businesses are more likely to feel they are offered insufficient training opportunities than those in larger firms.
According to the CIPD, one of the main reasons for staff leaving a company is the lack of development or career opportunities. Training and learning is no longer seen as something that is done for employees by the business, it is something staff members look for to increase their employability.
There is very wide range of good training programmes available and we try to support social enterprise to choose which options are most suitable for their company, which as such can be something of a minefield. But with the growth of mobile technologies and the internet, there are many different ways you can deliver training to your staff — the majority of choices come in the form of on-the-job training, external courses and coaching and mentoring.
We can help you help your staff to grow, so why not call us for a chat about support for you and your team ……..