Making the most of the public sector training budget

Following the cuts, the job-losses and the pay-freezes the public sector is faced with having to continue to provide the same service, with considerably less to offer its staff. However there are things the public sector can do in order to keep their staff motivated and better prepared to handle what lies ahead: Training. A few companies have been putting their heads together to offer the best possible solution, here’s what we’ve come up with:

“Training is expensive and time-consuming, it takes people away from their desks and is difficult to fit round busy schedules.” There must be a better way!

So here’s our list of what you might want to look for when choosing how to spend your training budget:

  1. Collaborative companies (several companies working together): these work well because they can often reduce costs by condensing their admin and preparation to a core team
  2. Choice: do you want every member of staff trained in the same way at the same time? Probably not, so check whether they can structure the training around what your staff have already received.
  3. A set fee: Have you ever heard the old “all fees included” and discovered that there are plenty of fees NOT included? So check exactly what you get for your money
  4. Certification: What do your staff get out of the training? Is it just a piece of paper or a valuable skill?
  5. Cheap… well yes, obviously! Shop around, ask for recommendations, consider new providers.

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