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Benefits of Investing in Essential Skills

Essential Skills in the Workplace: What’s in it for you?

Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills to get the job done is critical in today’s workplace. Without the right skills, your workplace may suffer. Are you experiencing any of the following challenges in your workplace:

  • Recruiting people with the required skills
  • New workers finding it difficult to adapt to the workplace
  • Workers with low morale
  • Low productivity
  • Problems introducing new equipment
  • Workplace accidents or injuries
  • Training not leading to expected results

If you answered "yes” to any of the above questions, you should consider if Essential Skills gaps may be contributing to the problem, and whether an investment in these skills might be the right solution.

What are the Benefits of investing in Essential Skills?

Increased Productivity

  • Less time per task
  • Reduced error rates
  • Less waste

Enhanced Workplace Efficiencies

  • Capacity to understand job requirements and procedures
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to apply new knowledge and skills on the job

Increased Competitiveness

  • Capacity to adapt to organizational and technological change
  • Meeting quality standards
  • Improved customer service leading to customer loyalty

More Vibrant and

Engaged Workforce

  • Sense of ownership at work
  • Improved self-esteem, self confidence and morale
  • Opportunities for career development and promotion

Better Workplace Health and Safety

  • Capacity to understand safety instructions
  • Ability to retain and apply information from training sessions

Better Team Performance

  • Capacity to understand personal contribution to organizational goals
  • Better communication between workers and management
  • Ability to work effectively as a team

More Highly Skilled Workforce

  • Capacity to communicate and use technologies with confidence
  • Ability to keep pace with changes in the workplace

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