Despite labour crunch, firms still send workers for training
Companies say improving workers' skills results in higher productivity
Published on Aug 28, 2014 7:02 AM
Companies are heeding the call to send workers for structured training and rolling out more programmes to support this, even though it is often hard to free them up during work hours.
They are willing to do so, say bosses, as it ultimately results in higher productivity - better skilled workers can take on more responsibilities and make fewer mistakes, while greater efficiency also ensures a smooth workflow despite the labour crunch.
Said Mr Mohamed K. Rafin, chief corporate officer of the Park Hotel Group: "Training helps us to do more with less."
The benefits of training have led several firms in sectors such as hospitality, logistics and engineering to support new plans to roll out structured skill programmes for workers.
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