As a business owner, it’s crucial that you’re able to attract and retain talented members of staff. To do this, you must start by giving them the tools they need to prosper and gain new skills under your leadership. To say that you can help develop your staff and their skillsets is great PR for your brand on a recruitment level. Here are five major ways in which you can upskill the staff in your SME.
Real Business sits down with Isabel Craven from Lendwithcare, a microfinance provider that believes SMEs can gain economic and humanitarian returns by investing in budding “third-world” entrepreneurs.
We think of like a tree, with the CEO on the bottom. The individual contributors are the fruit—the people doing the work—and managers are their supportive branches. Coaching is a key tool for ensuring your teammates fully ripen.
The potential value which digital solutions offer to a business is ultimately dependent upon the ability for staff to properly utilise these technologies.
Building your second line, identifying and then developing managers, is a crucial element in freeing yourself from the day to day of your operation, and is one of the most challenging tasks for any business owner or leader.
Tony Glass, VP and GM EMEA at Skillsoft, discusses the rapid evolution of the modern workforce and how this should be reflected in new approaches to learning and development.
Many of the world’s most successful businesses are known for addressing the link between corporate culture and the level of employee satisfaction, productivity and creativity – something you too need to keep in mind when you formulate your retention strategy.
It doesn’t matter how qualified or experienced you were beforehand, after a long break you may be asking whether you can pick up where you left off. That’s where returnships come in.
Encouraging employees to get on board your learning and development strategy is crucial as loyalty isn’t common now. Workers can pick and choose which jobs to take – particularly in stronger economies.
The Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2016 report emphasised how skill shortages would soon pressure bosses to increase wages. This prediction has come to fruition, with the UK’s best paid jobs seeing significant salary gains.
Business culture is a key factor for any business, but how do you go about making and communicating changes at a company turning over more than £50m?
When things get financially tight in business, employee training is often the first thing to go. However, this is not necessarily a sound strategic move for a company trying to stay afloat in a competitive industry.