Developing your staff

No matter what business you are in – big or small, artisan or large-scale commercial ­– all businesses have one thing in common. In order to remain competitive and profitable in today’s global economic climate, a skilled, productive workforce needs to be able to perform variety of business, operational technical functions to a high standard.

As an employer, you simply can’t afford to have people on your team who don’t have the training and skills to help your business go forward.

Why invest in professional development?

Training has many positive benefits – for your business and your employees!

For your staff, it can help to increase self-confidence, improve job-satisfaction and provide an opportunity for employees to learn new skills (that then positively impact on your business).

For you as an employer, well-trained staff can play a big role in increasing your business’s productivity and profitable outcomes.

Through the right training, you’ll also ensure that your business is:

  • up to date with contemporary business practices
  • able to efficiently manage different priorities and deadlines
  • compliant with relevant legislation and is keeping your staff safe
  • continually developing the professional skills of your staff to fill skills gaps
  • addressing succession planning issues.

Recruitment and workforce development

Recruitment and retention can be a problem for many businesses, and we know that in today’s business environment, managers and owners need to consider ways to keep the good staff that they have, or plan for what staff they need in the future.

A key way that you can motivate good staff to achieve greater productivity (and encourage them to stay with your business!) is to have a Workforce Plan. A Workforce Plan helps you, your business and your team see how the human resources you have align to your business’s targets, including how/where you need to develop into the future.

Some of the programs offered by TasTAFE that can help your business include:

  • Australian apprenticeships (apprenticeships and traineeships) training
  • industry-specific skill sets
  • licensing, including Continuing Professional Development
  • updating technical skills
  • customer service
  • leadership and management
  • financial management
  • events management
  • project management
  • Work Health and Safety.

Contact us today to see how we can help customise training for your business.

Contact

Our Business Development Consultants are available to talk to you about your business needs, assist in your workforce development plan and coordinate training for your workforce today.

Contact our team:

Tim Smith
Business Development Consultant, North/North West
6477 7501
0408 135 281
tim.smith1@TasTAFE.tas.edu.au

Sharyn Elkin
Business Development Consultant, South
6165 6599
0418 256 552
sharyn.elkin@TasTAFE.tas.edu.au