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How to help managers identify skills needs

A recent study from Cornerstone found a disconnect between the perceptions of employers and employees in several areas. While 77% of UK organisations felt confident in their ability to develop skills, only 56% of employees agreed. And while 89% of UK employers were confident that they had the resources to develop skills, only 64% of employees said the same.

This begs several questions around how organisations are conducting their training needs analyses. The disconnect between employer and employee could be due to multiple factors. High on that list though will be the capability of line managers and the extent to which organisations are investing in the critical role that line managers must play in developing skills, assessing, and identifying the needs of individuals and comparing those to business strategy and needs.

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