Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Avoid a bunker mentality in the recession with Profit Club! Now in Newbury

Profit Club, run by ActionCoach Sally Rainbow- Ockwell, is now firmly ensconsced in it's new home at Deanwood Park Golf Club.

Morgan PR has been a member of this group for over a year now and we find the mix of business training and networking to be invaluable. The group meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday at 8.30am.

Often companies reduce or even stop training when times get tight; this is not the smart thing to do, as to thrive and survive in a these troubled times, investing in training is a must.

Recently, an open letter (by top business people including Sir Mike Rake, chairman of BT group and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Marks & Spencer and Mervyn Davies, chairman of Standard Chartered) was published in national newspapers calling on UK employers not to slash staff training in a bid to cut costs as the economic downturn bites .

The open letter states: ‘Now is precisely the time to keep investing in the skills and talents of our people. It is the people we employ who will get us through. When markets are shrinking and order books falling, it is their commitment, productivity and ability to add value that will keep us competitive. Investing now in building new skills will put us in the strongest position as the economy recovers."

So, to meet your targets and goals, what training does your company need to invest in? Now might be exactly the right time to talk to Sally about what Profit Club can offer.

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