6. Education and training

Motivating and maintaining staff through staff development activities such as training will help ensure a productive workforce. It will also provide them with the skills required to achieve the job to a required standard, reduce risks and support the economic sustainability of the business.

Best Practice

For businesses with >5 staff
Draw up a personal development plan for training & assessment of each employee.

Best Practice

Adopt a policy for encouraging employee training that is job specific.

Best Practice

Annually assess the need for training, including legal requirements.

Minimum Standard

Defined company support system in terms of financial support and/or time off for:

  • Attendance at seminars & educational programmes