Workplace culture

Workplace culture

Training

The most successful businesses make the best use of their most valuable resource - people. Managing people in a way that enables and encourages them to maximise their potential benefits not just the individual employee but also business performance.

Attracting and retaining skilled workers is a key challenge for business. By developing effective training opportunities for staff, smaller businesses may find it easier to retain skilled staff, while also benefiting from increased staff efficiency, imrproved productivity and enhanced morale.

Part-time, low-paid women are the group of workers least likely to be offered training opportunities at work, but they are also the most likely to be working below their skill level. It makes good business sense to ensure that all staff have the opportunity to use and develop their skills. Training or development does not necessarily involve sending staff to an off-site event or course.

Find out more about alternatives to formal training in Progression and Promotion.

Equality training

All staff should receive equality training so that they understand their rights and responsibilities, and how equality law affects them and their colleagues. Training can be undertaken as part of an induction, a team meeting, or as a separate session. Equality training is also a good way to show your commitment to preventing discrimination and promoting fairness and equality within your business. Examples of what equality training may include are:

  • Dealing with bullying, harassment and victimisation
  • Discrimination
  • Promoting a positive and inclusive workplace culture
  • Unconscious bias
  • Promoting diversity
  • Equality law
  • Company equality policy

To learn more about how training can benefit your organisation, take the Women’s jobs, Men’s jobs test.

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