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Training and development insights: Why companies choose corporate universities for staff upliftment and empowerment

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Training and Development | 0 comments

Modern companies have found significant value in empowering their employees – especially through skills training and development. Unfortunately, there are few regulations governing the quality of different training programmes and often companies don’t get to have much input into the direction that course modules take. This is where corporate universities, often known as branded academies, come into play. These training and coaching programmes are designed with more than a profit in mind. They are specialised spheres in which targeted courses are designed with one-on-one input from the company requesting the course. This allows them to create courses that are as targeted, specific or comprehensive as the client would like – dealing with challenges specific to their staff, department industry and company. These academies also provide a total training package in order to have complete quality control over the coursework, training delivery and certification process. In addition, this also allows you to have complete control of the training budget, lowering your training costs while getting you the results you’re looking for. Because employees are trained more effectively at corporate universities, the results – in terms of empowerment, upliftment and general positivity – are more pronounced and long lasting. Staff who have experienced this level of training have increased confidence in their skills and in their ability to learn, making them more flexible about taking on new technology and processes. They will be more efficient at their jobs, able to take on more projects and responsibility – all with a positive attitude. As a result, this highly effective staff training is a worthwhile investment, bringing an increase in productivity, teamwork and your company’s ability to expand its market share. Contact us today and find out more about our branded academies – and join the ranks of other companies experiencing the benefits of exceptional employee training and...

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Outsourced brand academies: a strategic training and development tool for long-term success

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Training and Development | 0 comments

Each year, South African companies spend huge amounts on staff training and development – but are they seeing results? When it comes to branded academies, the answer is yes! This is because branded academies offer the highest quality staff learning experience through courses that are directly aligned with company goals and expectations. Unlike generic training courses, your staff won’t be undertaking training that is general to your industry or requirements. Instead, they will be placed on a course that has been designed by a partnership between your company and our training experts. This results in a complete packaged course that is designed to optimally deliver on your long-term strategic goals and includes: Writing a customised training course The writing, designing and delivery of induction programmes Sourcing of credible skills training companies based on your requirements Delivery of the course by certified training instructors Marking of exams Certification Quality control for every aspect of the training experience In addition, by outsourcing this company function, your business is aligned for significant reductions in training costs as well as guaranteed results. In this way, outsourced branded academies offer a far more targeted and in-depth training experience. As a result, companies report higher productivity from their staff, a lower staff turnover and employees that are more confident, competent, efficient and creative than before completing the training. All this points to the enhancement of your company as a whole, preparing it efficiently and cost-effectively to take on new, more challenging business opportunities and to compete more effectively for market share. Contact us at Effectiveness Company today for unique staff training and development opportunities through our recognised branded...

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How branded academies drive productivity with employee training and development

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Training and Development | 0 comments

Branded academies – like those offered by Effectiveness Company – are instrumental in cementing the positive relationship between training and development and productivity. They do this by offering individual companies and departments a high-quality total training package that is completely aligned with their specific goals and training requirements. By making training a highly targeted, goal-oriented process that isn’t just industry-specific but also company specific, the results of the training are also more focussed and applicable. This innovative take on training and development results in: Higher morale – as staff members have the tools to do their jobs efficiently. This confidence increases employee motivation and job satisfaction. Increased flexibility – as staff members become more aware of their potential in the workplace. Their ability to learn and achieve creates a willingness to continue on that path of development to learn and master new technologies, systems and processes. This also assists staff in realising their potential to actively participate in the company, creating a creative and innovative workforce. Higher retention – as employees feel more valued in their workplace, so staff turnover decreases. This creates a more stable work environment where positive team dynamics can effectively develop and mature. This overall leads to a measurable increase in productivity, leading to potential financial gains for the company, an enhanced company image and reputation as well as a more efficient, creative and cost-saving workforce. Branded academies play a significant role in assisting companies in getting the most out of the staff training and development process. Contact us today to find out more about creating a more productive...

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Can outsourced branded academies improve training and development?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Training and Development | 0 comments

As competition for market share grows, so companies are looking for new and improved ways to gain effective employee training and development. Innovative branded academies, like those of Effectiveness Company, are designed to assist businesses in gaining optimal training results by aligning programmes with the client’s strategic objectives. Why companies should use branded academies for staff training and development: They offer a total training solution: Branded academies offer the total package – from creating organisation and goal specific courses to training, evaluating and certifying achievers. This means that every aspect of the course is aligned with your objectives and deliverable without bringing in external trainers and so forth. Courses are diverse: Training courses come in three categories, namely skills training, product training and self directed training. In each of these categories, the focus narrows from general training to the specific goals that your company seeks to achieve with its staff. This means that courses can be as specific or diverse as you require them to be. The outcome is controlled: A branded academy has absolute control over the quality of coursework, training facilitators and requirements for certification. This ensures that your company receives the proper ROI on this investment and that your employees are equipped with the practical skills they need to move your company forward. It also ensures that your training costs are kept as low as possible. You’re partnering with the experts: At Effectiveness Company, we successfully train hundreds of thousands of individuals every year. With our proven track record and an emphasis on constantly seeking ways to deliver even better results, your company is able to leverage considerable expertise to achieve staff training goals. At Effectiveness Company, our aim is to assist you in doing business better – and our Branded Academies are designed to achieve whatever goals and challenges you can put before us. Contact us today and find out more about how our branded academies are moving South African businesses forward through customised training and...

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How CRM and field services outsourcing can improve customer loyalty

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Outsourcing, Training and Development | 0 comments

For any business in any sector, customer loyalty plays a vital role. The primary influencer for creating this loyalty is service – and CRM and field services outsourcing provides a comprehensive solution that covers all your bases. These services provide a uniform, streamlined approach the day-to-day tasks of your company that deal with customer interaction, delivering exceptional services that are optimised to accurately represent and build your brand in a positive manner with each and every consumer. In addition, these services play an active role in consumer and market research. By providing marketing departments with up-to-date consumer information at every level of their interaction, your company is able to create more targeted campaigns and increase revenue while establishing more productive relationships with its customer base – further driving loyalty. Outsourced CRM and field services also increase the efficiency levels of your organisation by employing market-leading technology and expertise to drive productivity, decrease downtime and resolve issues faster and more effectively. However, all of this is guaranteed only when you partner with a leading business transformation outsourcing company that not only understands what your business wants to achieve but shares the risks of implementing new strategies. Your partner should be able to provide a wide range of services, including front-line services, in-call training, market research, brand activation, data collection and more to ensure that your business gets a leading, end-to-end solution that they can rely on to deliver forecast results. Effectiveness Company, a leader in the outsourcing/insourcing industry is experienced in delivering targeted strategies and high quality results for companies seeking to improve customer loyalty. Contact us today to discuss our customised CRM and field services outsourcing...

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A look at how training and development acts a business growth tool

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Training and Development | 0 comments

In a tough global economy, more and more businesses are turning to employee outsourcing solutions, training and development as a means to optimise business growth. After all, hiring new people who already have the necessary skills is expensive, time-consuming and has no guarantees, since new employees off the street often lack the sense of company loyalty that develops over time. In times of plenty, companies are more likely to increase spending on new hires because their profit margins are bigger, but in leaner times like today’s market, it makes a lot more sense to give people who are already a part of the company more responsibility, increasing their loyalty. Similarly, outsourced employees who have undergone training are guaranteed to stay in their positions as long as you require them. Their company loyalty will also increase at the same time as their sense of ownership in the brand will be boosted, motivating them to take on responsibility and work harder. This means that companies who invest in outsourcing solutions along with employee training and development are more likely to get the greater returns they are looking for. This method is also a sound way of reducing necessary hiring costs, as employers can affordably outsource staff for administrative positions and rather move trained, experienced and loyal employees into more senior positions. This method essentially unlocks the valuable leadership potential that already exists within employees rather than having to compete for leaders available on the job market. In this manner, growth can still be achieved in a streamlined, cost-effective manner. As you can see, training and development takes the form of ‘growth from within’, rather than ‘growth from without’, effectively building, growing and establishing brands in a cost-effective manner that encourages employee loyalty. For more information on human resources outsourcing and employee training and development courses for a diverse set of industries from an industry leader in South Africa, contact Effectiveness Company...

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