Small firms awarded for training efforts

By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/06/2005

The challenges of investing in employee training are greater for a small business than for larger organizations.

Small employers seldom have the spare capacity to research, develop and monitor training opportunities. People working at small workplaces are rarely able to take time away from their desks or work-stations, even if spending that time to learn new skills can yield improvements in the long run.

And yet, in the national perspective, the role of small business in skills development is too important to ignore.