Businesses increasingly require employees to have strong Essential Skills.
But almost half of Canadians are ill-equipped to be their best at their jobs.
As an employer, you know the success of your business is tied to how well your employees can do their jobs; but some may lack the Essential Skills needed to succeed.
Essential Skills are foundational skills and as indicated by the graphic on the right, a solid knowledge in Essential Skills makes it easier to learn technical skills and job specific skills.
A lack of foundational skills (Essential Skills)—from reading to oral communication—could be the underlying cause of:
- high error rates
- lower-than-expected productivity
- poor safety records
- supervisor and employer frustration
Training employees on Essential Skills can help avoid these problems.