Interesting and affordable skills training for employees
Monday, 15th March 2010
Retaining motivation and a feeling of worth amongst employees is essential when times are tight. The good news is, offering useful and interesting skills training doesn’t always have to be finance-heavy…
According to a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a third of British workers have felt undervalued by their employer during the recession. The recession and stagnant employment market have given relatively few employees options to change their job, but as the job market picks up things are likely to change in this regard.
As a result, the advice to organisations is to look more closely at how to meet their staff’s needs and expectations, or risk losing them when the job market improves.
There are many training options and incentives to consider, but those that are beneficial for both employer and employee are obviously the most useful. A good example of this would be offering staff some foreign language tuition – particularly if the company is involved in international business, and has multi-national teams within it.
The most traditional way for companies to offer language training has been to have on-site, tailor-made courses. This is great for fast, industry-focused learning, but especially if it involves one of the lesser-learnt languages, may be out of the realms of the budget this year. To find out more about prices and course formats fill out our online needs analysis form.
If on-site training is not an option, why not consider offering employees a monetary contribution towards, and a couple of extra days annual leave for, a language course abroad? This is a model in place here at Cactus, and is a great way for staff members to revise existing language skills, or learn new ones. The range of languages and course locations is vast, and most options are available all year round.
Courses are available from beginner level up to advanced, and can be booked to include accommodation, transfers, and in some cases additional activities too.