Knowing where to start with training your staff can be difficult. You might know the day-to-day tasks that they need to be able to do – and they might already have the skills to do them – but what about the training that will develop them further? How can you identify what skills could help them do their job even better? We have a range of resources to help you get started, covering how to identify staff’s training needs and finding the time to train staff, and links to training courses such as skills bootcamps, digital skills training, and national programmes.
Training information and resources
Where to start with building a training programme that both serves your business and develops your staff.
These national resources support a range of training opportunities for staff at different levels.
As a business owner, you may be wondering how you will find the time to train staff.
Skills Bootcamps offer a wide range of courses reflecting the diverse needs of the modern economy.
The learning toolkit helps individuals and businesses access the knowledge they need to progress and grow.
We are delighted to announce the addition of three new team members who will play a crucial role in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs as business advisors for North Yorkshire.
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With the help of The Apprenticeship Hub, the team has broadened their offer of engineering recruitment and established new career paths for apprentices.
Social enterprises face a unique and complex series of issues. To ensure the long-term health and survival of your social enterprise, an understanding of these issues is vital. In this article, I will summarise four key areas you need to consider: sources of funding, governance considerations, the power of people, and sustainable growth.
With so much going on in the present, it’s not always easy to look to the future. However, the identification of potential risks and opportunities is vital to the long-term health of any business, and social enterprises are no different. Horizon scanning helps in assessing whether you are adequately prepared for future changes or threats.
Building relationships with other businesses through local business networking can be incredibly rewarding on a personal level as well as a shrewd business decision. Forging friendships with other people, many of whom may be facing similar challenges to you, can have some fantastic benefits that will enable you to grow your business – some of
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Good leadership and management strategy is vital for business resilience and, considering the business climate of the past couple of years, the need for businesses to be strong enough to face serious challenges is increasingly apparent. Beyond this, the right kind of leadership can make the biggest difference for the wellbeing of your team; by
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We have recently hosted a programme of in-person seminars and other events, some of which were professionally recorded and can now be viewed on our website.
This recorded seminar looks at the menopause and its impact on the people in your business, with suggestions of simple workplace adjustments to support staff experiencing menopause. Delivered by Sally Duffin of ‘Nutrition in York’
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This webinar will educate you about the people risk within business, and how to implement a strategy to minimise or remove the risk from your business.
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