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Maximize Training Dollars in 2015
I personally feel that any investment in training pays off tenfold in employee loyalty and retention, but if that investment also propels the company forward by being prepared to accept new growth, then that is a good investment.
In the world of computer training the month of March is typically known
as “March Madness”. This is the month when many corporations look
at getting their employees training with whatever money is left in the
fiscal budget. HR departments and IT Managers try to capitalize
on the opportunity to invest in training for their staff to improve
overall corporate performance.
One of the problems that exists when it comes to booking training for
people is wondering if the skills received in training will be relevant
in one year’s time. No one wants to invest in training for
staff members on a system or software platform that will be replaced
next year as the corporation upgrades its systems.
Human Resource departments also have the problem of sorting through all
of the employee requests for training as part of professional
development plans that have come in over the past year. Not only
do they have to sort these, but if they hope to capitalize on any
“March Madness” funds, then they only have a couple of months to get
people booked into training.
HR pros also need to deal with the issue of correct skillsets for new
hires. With buildings getting retrofitted with new technology many
companies are expanding their IT infrastructures and consequently need
to expand their IT departments. Employers want to ensure that if they
are making investments in new personnel then the new hires need to have
relevant skills to deal with ever expanding cloud-based IT
All three of the above situations come down to a matter of knowing what
are the hottest and most relevant skills needed for any company to
foster growth through the investment of training for corporate
Here are my picks as some of the top skills that HR professionals and IT Managers are looking to either invest training dollars in, or find in new hires based on the trends that I am seeing working with ctc TrainCanada:
That’s my top five picks for where to invest your training dollars for
2015. Now every company has specific needs and objectives, but these
five areas focus on efficiency, project management, infrastructure and
security. All extremely relevant topics in today’s business
headlines. Hopefully these tips will assist managers when they
are looking to invest in their staff’s training. I personally feel that
any investment in training pays off tenfold in employee loyalty and
retention, but if that investment also propels the company forward by
being prepared to accept new growth, then that is a good investment.
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