The bad times of recession are gone, and the reality now is that most of the companies are struggling to keep their talents as the market is much more competitive. Small and medium enterprises tend to suffer more as they must compete with much bigger multinationals, who have huge teams, and big budgets for high-impact employee retention programmes.
A competitive world requires professionals ready to deal with all the complexity of the new era, each day a new word is added to the glossary, digital transformation, project management 2.0, virtual reality, etc. The work environment is no different, technology brings new features and tools to the workplace and processes are constantly evolvng. Project Management is one of those affected areas. In the past it was mostly IT related activities associated with these changes, but nowadays more and more professionals are affected.
A new report released by Microsoft shows that organisations with a strong digital culture are more likely to have productive, innovative and engaged employees, which consequently leads the company to productivity and innovation. Basically, the report says something that is the dream for all companies, but how to get there is the point where most of the enterprises are struggling with.
A UK study found that most people who decide to leave their current job are looking for progression in their career and an opportunity to show that they can achieve more. With lowest unemployment rates Ireland in the recent years, the best way to avoid high staff turnover is to keep your workforce happy by investing in training.
At New Horizons Ireland we are compromised to provide the best way as possible to upskill you. Our newest training option is the New Horizons Learning-as-a-Service, which as a blended learning solution from our other options. It combines the New Horizons classroom experience and enhance it through our On-Demand content, award-winning books and anytime access to a live expert instructor. Basically, you can get the best of several different learning modalities – Virtual Instructor-Led training and self-paced learning.
The process of developing leadership and management skills is not easy. Some people seem to have some form of natural ability for leadership, but that doesn't mean that these skills can not be developeed an built upon. Building up those skills requires time and investment. To keep the team engaged and productive, companies must have a development program or something similar. But it'ss a win-win situation, the enterprise achieves their goals and the employees will be happy and satisfied with their achievements.
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