SHILUVAHSkills Development

Skills development and training is one of the key HR functions. In this competitive world, where nothing is static, every day an innovation comes into the market. This means organisations need to be dynamic in their business process and keep on implementing the changes so that they remain competitive. How do you achieve this? Through developing your employees of course.
When developing a skills development plan both individual and organizational goals need to be kept in mind. Although it may not be entirely possible to ensure a sync, but competencies are chosen in a way that a win-win is created for the employee and the organisation.
Typically, organisations prepare their training and skills development calendars at the beginning of the financial year where training and development needs are identified for the employees. This need identification called a ‘training and skills need analysis’ is a part of the performance appraisal process. However, when there is a sudden global or organisational change or new technology this process needs to be implemented.

What are the reasons for skills development in an organisation?

Every organisation looks for productivity, quality improvement, safety, reduction of staff turnover, learning time and the ability to maintain an effective team. The main objectives are:

Increased productivity and quality standards

To provide job-related knowledge to your staff

Increasing organisational stability and flexibility

Reduced supervision and direction

Economical use of resources and increased morale

Role and career flexibility

Future manpower needs

Reduced accidents/mistakes in the workplace

Technology, globalization and change

What are the effects of ongoing skills development in the organisation?

It helps the employee to feel confident in delivering from their end, even when technology changes

It helps the employees to actively respond to the changes that are created out of organisational restructuring

Employees get updated on the trending technology and advanced methods. Employees get different ideas to implement their tasks to reach organisational goals

It facilitates career development

Fosters growth and increases employee satisfaction

Helps meet your employee’s need for continued growth and assists with retention and reduces staff turnover

Improves team morale, confidence and hones the skills

Improves human relations

Improves organisational efficiency, viability, scalability and flexibility