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Workforce Advisory: Can you say no to employees seeking training?

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HC Online | 02 Jun 2010, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Saying 'no' or 'yes' to an employee request for training should be clearly underpinned by a number of key factors, writes Shawn Ket
  • Bernie Althofer | 03 Jun 2010, 12:47 PM Agree 0
    Developing and enhancing invididual skills can be undertaken in a variety of ways as Shawn indicates. However, whilst some decision makers may view training or learning and development as a 'cost', it should be viewed as an investment, not only in the individual, but also in the business. The emergence of the Work Health and Safety Act may provide some additional reasons why there has to be an increased strategic, tactical and operational response towards all forms of learning and development. It is also important to consider what happens when individuals go 'off site' to attend a learning and development 'opportunity' such as a training program or a Conference. Whilst one individual may have the opportunity to attend, that individual should (as part of any agreement) come back and share any knowledge in the workplace, so that others can be part of the learning process.
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