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When you run a business, facing change head-on is all part of the job. There are all kinds of unexpected challenges that can mean your team needs a new approach – and Skills for Growth can help. Here are just a few examples:
The change in the UK’s relationship with the EU, and as a result with countries all over the world, is one of the biggest potential issues facing Scottish businesses. While the full extent of the effects won’t be known for some time, it’s clear that many businesses will need new methods and new skills to adapt.
Read more about how businesses will be affected by Brexit.
Making the decision to reduce staff is difficult for any business. But with all the hardship of downsizing comes the opportunity to focus more heavily on the staff who remain. It may be that they need reskilling or upskilling in order to thrive and to improve the fortunes of your business.
Use the free PACE service for support if you are making redundancies or going through redundancy yourself.
This is one change that no employer can escape. Work as we know it is changing rapidly, with rapid progress in technology meaning in the future more and more traditional skills will be automated. This means new skills will move front and centre – and for businesses to succeed in this new climate, building those skills in advance will be essential.
Read about the recently published paper on Skills 4.0 for more insight on how skills needs are changing.
You can learn more and apply online for Skills for Growth here. The service is totally free and is open to all businesses in Scotland with between five and 250 employees.
Find resources for dealing with Brexit here.
How will Brexit affect your business?
Massive changes in technology and society mean businesses will need new skills to thrive. Read the full report.
What is Skills 4.0?