In every organization, training and development of people is required. The question often asked is “What training must we provide?” (in other words: what is the minimum we can get away with), when the question should be “Where should I invest my training budget to give me the best return?”.
The process should begin with knowing what skills, knowledge, expertise and competence are required to run your business. Once that is defined, you can assess your workforce and identify gaps that may hold you back from achieving your business objectives and deliverables. This is where your training and development dollars should be directed! Like a farmer who plans what crops he will reap at harvest time and, accordingly, selects the seeds he sows, you should invest in planting the seeds of skill and knowledge that you need within your workforce to deliver your product (harvest). The farmer would never think he could go to market with a crop without sowing the seeds, allowing them to germinate and mature. Allowing a budget for targeted training (training that will give you a return on your investment) is the first step towards ensuring you get something out of the training and development.
PULSE is very adept at assessing the knowledge and skill gaps in your business and providing you options of ready-to-go or customized programs and training that close those gaps. Our portfolio covers hard and soft skills and spans technical, leadership, people, organizational and business options that fit your needs, budget and timing.