Investing in human talent with skills training and development is expensive and time consuming. However, it has never been more important than it is in today’s hectic business climate. A recent study released by Leadership IQ, revealed that 46% of employees fail within the first 18 months of employment. Lack of job skills was not the primary reason for this interesting statistic; but instead, poor interpersonal skills and the lack of cultural fit were at the top of the list.
Corporations large and small are re-evaluating their culture. Smart business understands the connection in values, behaviour, process, procedures, accountability, performance and measurement. The key to bringing it all together is training.
Employee engagement starts with communication or “soft skills”. How a team works together to achieve a common goal has everything to do with how comfortable those employees are in working with one another. Providing employees with real world methods and training resources that they can understand and practice in their everyday workplace environment, empowers them to aspire to their fullest potential and produce their best work.
The long term effect of investing in human talent is a win-win for both the employee and the company.