People are still at the very heart of everything we do.
Due to the massive progress being made in computing, automation, robotics, and virtual reality, the level of skills people need is becoming ever higher.
Organisations which ignore or under-rate knowledge and skills are like a man trying to take part in a race with a massive ball and chain attached to one leg. They move – but slowly and inefficiently.
But, to be fair, modern companies and organisations are faced with an incredibly complex education and training environment as well as great difficulties in identifying needs and then matching them with suitable provision.
- What needs? Are they “micro-training needs” or “macro-needs”; are they soft or hard skills; are they gaps in knowledge or gaps in skill?
- Are qualifications the answer? GCSEs/A-Levels/T-Levels/HND/HNC/Apprenticeships/Degree-Apprenticeships/Degrees/Master’s Degrees/Professional Qualifications, etc.
- Who can fill the gaps? How good are colleges and universities, how flexible are they, can you trust private training providers? What can distance learning do? Where does VR come in? Can in-house mentoring work?
- How can we do it? In-house; virtual reality; computer-based; classroom-based; tutored distance learning; untutored distance learning, and everything in-between.
- How do we make sure we’re getting value from our expenditure and the use of staff time? Measuring training effectiveness, benefits from mentoring, designing updating and CPD systems, etc.
None of it is easy and in order to be fully up-to-date on all of the above you need professional, full-time and possibly specialised human resources staff.
Or you could call our highly experienced and knowledgeable people. They have almost unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the entire education and training system from GCSEs to apprenticeships and Graduate Apprenticeships, and from T-Levels to distance learning and professional qualifications.