By Lamidi Bamidele
Experts in human resource have emphasised the importance of continuous training of employees in various organisations in order to bring out the best in them.
The experts reiterated this during a workshop organised by Talent and Vision, a human resource training outfit in Lagos, for heads of human resources and trainer of managers in big organisations entitled ‘How to Train and Retain Your Employees’.
According to Mr. Niyi Alabi, the Learning Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, for a company to keep on improving in its financial output, it needs to take the continuous training of members of staff as a priority and also put in place necessary good welfare packages that will keep the trained staff from moving from their establishment to others after enjoying quality training.
The guest speaker advised the government to add entrepreneurship to tertiary institutions curricula as he believes that this will help graduates to have entrepreneurial skills to set up their own business instead of seeking for jobs thereby reducing employment in Nigeria.
Mr. Akinola Akinrin, a Human Resource Business Partner with Ecobank, one of the workshop participants, said that the workshop was an eye opener and he wished to go back to his bank to see how implementation of skilled acquired during the workshop could be used for the progress of his establishment.
The Managing Director, Vision and Talent International, Mr. Paul Uduk, commended the participants and their organisations for making it a duty to train and retrain their employees. This, according to him, is the only way to increase human and financial resources to the growth of any company that wants to be a major industry player.