Develop Your Skills for Growth

Monday 28 September 2015

Having the right skills in your business is essential for success

Skills for Growth aims to help small businesses achieve their objectives with knowledgeable, skilled and motivated employees. We do this by combining free consultancy from Investors in People with free support from your Skills Development Scotland Employer Engagement Adviser.

Being so close to your business can often mean you either don’t have time to create a detailed people plan, or are unsure how to start. That’s where we can help.

What’s involved?

Your Investors in People consultant and your Employer Engagement Adviser will work with you to:

•Identify priorities, objectives and challenges for your organisation
•Match your objectives to the people and skills needs in your organisation
•Produce a people and training action plan aligned to your business objectives
•Signpost you to any training required
•Help you maximise funding
•Provide a process for measuring progress.

This service is available to businesses in Scotland with between 5 and 250 employees and is completely free of charge. Your business will of course be responsible for the cost of any actions you choose to take as a result, for example, training or taking on new staff, but we will work with you to see if we can maximise any public sector funding that could help you.

What’s next?

To find out more about Skills for Growth contact our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000 or did you know that Business Gateway Fife has a dedicated HR Business Adviser that can help your business.  For more information on this service, click here or call us today on 01592 858333.