Employment programmes should focus more on skills, experts argue

Job seekers’ skills should be integrated to a much higher degree with employability, experts from the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) have publicly argued, during a recent conference.

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Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion chief executive Dave Simmonds explained that: “with the current recovery we are going to need to upskill people, both in work and looking for work, to support business growth.”, a news report covering the event has revealed.

Mr. Simmonds also suggested that the success of employment programmes should be measured not only by the sustainability of employment but also by wage progression.

On the same occasion, employment minister Esther McVey said the government is helping job seekers by allowing them to keep their benefits while working on traineeships, thus giving them the chance to upskill while financially supported.

Beside the higher level of support required by jobseekers, every company and organization should also consider the possibility of implementing extensive workforce management system designed to permanently assess, evaluate and report the available skill base. This is specifically where Tensor’s extensive expertise in the field can be put to very good use.

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Moreover, Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.

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