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Companies Urged To Train As A Way of Increasing Productivity

12/16/2013 08:39 AM
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MANAGER and Human Resource Consultant with Caribbean Catalyst Rosalind Jackson, who served as the head of the three-member panel of judges for the TVET Employers Recognition Awards is urging employers to make workforce development a priority.


She said: “As a national priority, leaders in both the private and public sectors must focus on significantly improving productivity, profitability and sustainability through the development of competent, motivated and engaged people. “


She added: “How we the leaders model the way and ensure that we too are continuously learning is critical. The best leaders are the best learners!”


Ms Jackson said that many companies understood and were systematically implementing effective continuous training approaches.  She noted: “These can be further enhanced as they document development plans and track the results that are often clearly attributed to strong, consistent and persistent on the job training and development.”


Speaking during the delivery of the Judges Remarks, she said they panel of judges was heartened by the many instances where employers had gone way beyond the call of duty to encourage staff and interns to empower themselves through training, development and commitment to excellence.


“Many organisations have engaged in job attachments, both for students and for their permanent employees, the latter in other areas, even other countries within the corporate family.  These experiences are valuable growth opportunities which help to boost productivity as we work to be globally viable,” She stressed.