Developing a skilled workforce is increasingly important as your Company grows. Each individual person in your team needs be hired to fit with your cultural values, then developed to competently deliver their role effectively. Both in terms of the technical and business skills they need to work day to day (estimating, selling, installing, producing, servicing etc), and the people skills they need to lead, manage others, delegate, communicate and motivate. Then you need to hang on to them long-term!
Well trained teams perform more effectively. More effective teams require less management and deliver more results and more profit. Alongside what you need as an employer, individuals want different things from work, at different points in their lives and careers. Most people will stay in jobs where they are treated fairly, think they have opportunity to progress, and enjoy working with the people around them. If you are not sure what your team want, you could always try asking them.
If you’d like some help with developing your workforce, talk to People Puzzles on 0808 164 5826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re happy to help. Or take our Profiler Quiz to find out how the way you hire, manage and develop your team compares with other ambitious businesses and where you could improve.