Being able to exhibit the ability and desire for continuous learning is an essential skill!
Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR, and Administration at SafeSourcing Inc.
While much of today’s workforce has had some sort of formal or higher education, many jobs do not necessarily require that particular education level but may require just some level of education. The reason for this is because that while specific disciplines may not be needed to perform a job, it does require the general education skills that come with most college or other higher degrees. For example, a job may need a person to be able to create and give power point presentations, which is something that is often taught in higher education. This idea is flawed, because of course people may know how to do certain tasks without a formal education and it is also true that some with a formal education may not know how to do certain tasks. This is where business education comes in.
Some workplaces require higher skills at some things rather than others. Perhaps one job requires great rapport and phone skills while another requires a focused and regular use of excel. Businesses can not only look for candidates that fit each role the best, but also can implement on the job training. This ensures that employees are provided the tools and ability to perform tasks to their greatest capability.
In addition to training employees on some of the skills they will need, general education about a particular industry can help an employee understand not only what they are doing, but also why they are doing that task. If employees understand the importance of a duty, they will likely proudly perform that task because they understand the impact it will have on the other employees and the company as a whole.
SafeSourcing utilizes training as a regular practice for clients and for employees. In addition, we provide to the public a free newsletter every month that contains useful information about businesses, the economy, markets, or trades. On top of that, SafeSourcing also has a free wiki with industry related terms and definitions so that everyone can have access to the knowledge needed to perform to their utmost best.
For more information on how SafeSourcing can help with your understanding of business needs, explore products that are good to source, or on our Risk Free trial program, please Contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative.
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