One-Stop Convenience Providing Strategies for Workforce Retention and Expansion
Customizable Talent Solutions for Any Employer
Resources for Workforce Training and Development
Ask any company that relies on skilled workers, and you’ll hear all about the trouble they have finding qualified workers. Baby boomers are retiring in large numbers, even as the number of positions available in sectors like manufacturing, healthcare, construction and the service industry has increased exponentially. And when those older workers leave, they are taking years of accumulated skill, expertise and experience with them.
Even when employers can attract good people, they find that additional and ongoing training is a must. Employers need trained people to keep productivity high — and employees overwhelmingly say that training is a big factor in deciding where to work and whether to stay.
When it comes to training, budget is always a consideration, and U.S. companies, especially smaller ones, tend to underspend on training, which can cause turn-over, growth stagnation and quality issues – all of which are expensive in the long run. Complicating this issue is the fact that each company needs a unique mix of training to keep its workforce running smoothly. There’s no single source for all of that education.
And the need for training goes beyond the hard skills specific to a particular position, company or industry. A study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found the following to be employers’ most valued soft skills for employees:
- Ability to work in a team structure
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems
- Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
- Ability to obtain and process information
One Source: The WorkHub Solution
For the reasons just mentioned, One Southern Indiana has created WorkHub… a talent development priority that connects traditional workforce providers and training / education resources with employers throughout the region, helping you build the workforce you need today and preparing that workforce for the demands tomorrow will bring.
Through WorkHub, we can create customizable talent solutions for any employer. Working with you, we can develop specific strategies for workforce retention and expansion in your company and industry, and connect you with resources for specialized workforce training and development, including training designed specifically for your needs.
We can help you create a bigger pipeline for new workers, too. We assist you in taking your message to future employees so they have a more accurate picture of the opportunities available through regular school and community events, ranging from our annual Manufacturing Day programs to specialized job and career fairs.
Many Services. A Single Source.
- COORDINATING EDUCATION & TRAINING
- DEVELOPING PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL EDUCATORS AND TRAINING FACILITIES
- OUTREACH ASSISTANCE
- CULTURE RESTRUCTURING
- CREATION OF INDIVIDUALIZED EMPLOYEE ATTRACTION AND RETENTION PLANS
PLUS, thanks to a grant from BB&T, small businesses may qualify for free one-on-one consultation.
For more information contact:
Director, Talent Development and Skill UP! Partnership
PaulH@1si.org | 812.206.9021
Generously funded in part by
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