One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, that has affected employers across all sectors, is the move towards online learning. In many ways, this is a positive aspect of the ‘new normal’. It is often preferable to attend an event remotely or complete an online course, as you can do so without the monetary and time costs of traveling to a training venue. Furthermore, given the huge variety of online learning provision now available, you can take advantage of continued professional development (CPD) opportunities offered by the Skills and Education Group, whom BIIAB are a subsidiary of.
Regardless of the type of business you operate, increasing your staff’s skills and knowledge in these areas will aid their professional development and will benefit your team and business as a whole. For example, as you grow your team this year and attract staff from a variety of backgrounds, you may want to consider EDI training so that you can create a friendly, inclusive workplace. You may also want to consider a course on mental health and wellbeing, so that you can effectively support any colleagues who might be struggling with the stresses of working in hospitality. Furthermore, you could consider sustainability-related CPD if you are looking for ways to reduce your company’s carbon footprint this year.
Increasing your staff’s skills and knowledge in these areas will aid their professional development and will benefit your team and business as a whole.
In addition, as an organisation that supports the further education and skills sector, apprenticeships are always a key focus on our agenda. If you are considering apprenticeships as a means to grow and upskill your team this year, rest assured that training and support is available; the characteristics of good-quality apprenticeships is another topic that we will cover in our events programme.
If you are considering apprenticeships as a means to grow and upskill your team this year, rest assured that training and support is available.
If your training and development needs differ to those mentioned above, we can still support you. Our bespoke training and development packages can be tailored to your business’ particular needs, and can be delivered in-house. These packages are delivered by experienced training consultants with diverse backgrounds and vocations, who are able to deliver sessions on a wide range of topics. To find out more about this, please visit our Training page.
If you have any queries about the above services, you can contact our Professional Development team.
For more information about the work that Skills and Education Group do, please visit skillsandeducationgroup.co.uk