SSB 10/10/21: Education is a sustainable resource #3

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Education is a sustainable resource #3

This week we continue with the importance of training. Now there is data that it is key to hiring employees in the current job market. 

Employers that want to fill open roles will have to be a little more open-minded and willing to train.

The biggest issue is that available workers don’t have the needed skills. NFIB’s report shows that a staggering 92 percent of businesses hiring or trying to hire reported few or no qualified applicants for the positions they were trying to fill. Instead of looking for diplomas or resume line items, business owners may be better suited by casting a wider net and investing in on-the-job training for prospective employees who may not have the direct skills or qualifications they’re looking for, research by Accenture and Harvard Business School showed in 2017.
Redefining what experience job candidates really need will open up a job pool, and potentially even help businesses to better retain their workers. After all, recent polling from B2B software company Amdocs showed that nearly two-thirds of employees would leave their jobs if they are not provided with ample up-skilling opportunities. According to the Association for Talent Development, training is a wise investment for everyone–new workers and old. 

So this ties in with what we have been talking about for the last three weeks. As a cleaning expert, you can offer training to your customers so they can have a bigger pool of potential new hires. Education is one thing you will not run out of and is needed as much as paper towels!

Jancast # 109 is up! (new show)
On this week’s show, we talk about the impact of further backup of container ships on the west coast the east coast, and also in China. Costco is now buying its own container ships to get around the backlog but again rationing toilet paper. Captain Kirk is riding the Amazon Blue Horizons spaceship next week and maybe delivering toilet paper next.

We touch on a news article that says a company is developing seat covers with built-in pathogen control for up to a year, haven’t we heard about that already? We close with Marks’s upcoming CMI Supervisor & Management Bootcamp training. We will cover training as a sustainable resource in future shows.

Have a great day and an even better sales week and Stay Safe!

Scott Jarden

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