Latest HR NewsTuesday, December 6th, 2011
If you have not done so already, now is a good time to make your training plan for the coming year. As referred to below, training can make a huge difference to the performance of an organisation but its budget too commonly is a rough figure either plucked out of the air or guessed on the basis of the previous year’s expenditure and is a “just in case” amount. Really what you should do is look at the year ahead and determine what skills you will need that you do not have now. This may be based on anticipation of new legislation with which your payroll or HR staff will need to familiarise themselves, or on the requirements for a new product or process you are introducing. Whatever, decide what training will be needed, get it agreed, then research well in advance so that you can decide the most effective and cost efficient way of providing it rather than just jump at something that arrives in the post or make not entirely satisfactory arrangements at the last moment. Think now and save time and money later.