in the Work Environment
as a Way to Develop Creativity
If companies want to remain competitive, they need to constantly respond to changing market
trends. We live in a time of constant innovation and change and, if we want to keep up, education
is a necessity for further development and growth. Every company is all about people, which is
why the rule is that if its employees—including its management—develop, the whole company
grows. In order to look at education through the eyes of experts, we have invited recruiters,
HR experts and representatives of educational institutions to this year’s Invest MORE conference.
And now we bring you a short summary of the key findings.
Diversity in the Work Environment as a Way
The conference was opened with a lecture by Radek
Špicar, Vice President of the Association of Industry
and Transport, who mentioned the importance
of investing in research and development and
the benefits of diversifying work teams. According to
him, a diversified work team is a key element in the
development of creativity, which is crucial for the
growth of companies. One could say that it is a business
necessity. Companies should not be afraid to create
teams and collectives that are made up of employees
across generations, genders and ethnic or other social
groups. Their diverse qualities, views and approaches
can complement each other, creating a solid corporate
fabric that is better able to respond more creatively to
rapidly changing market demands.
Active Communication Between Companies
If companies want graduates to be adequately prepared
for employment, they need to go a little further. It is
therefore important not just to work with the school or
university and focus only on pupils and students in their
final years: companies should actively communicate
with educational institutions so that they are able to
define their requirements correctly and so that schools
understand the current demands of the labour market
and can adapt to them appropriately.
An In-House Trainer in the Company as a Helping
Hand for Your Colleagues
An in-house trainer can be a specialist in the company
with sufficient knowledge and experience to pass on
to his/her colleagues. However, it is often the case that
the person in question is a highly qualified expert but
unfortunately has no experience in teaching others—this
need not be a barrier. It is therefore essential to work with
these people appropriately and help them master their
role by ensuring that your internal trainer can effectively
share their know-how with their colleagues through
appropriate training tools and programmes. Don’t forget
that the in-house trainer himself needs to be trained as
well from time to time.
Up-skilling and Re-skilling Employees
The concepts of up-skilling and re-skilling were also
mentioned in panel discussions at the conference.
These are becoming increasingly relevant in the world
of business and HR.
In a nutshell, these are processes that prepare your
employees for the future by improving their skills and
helping them adapt better to new changes.
However, there is a slight difference between
the two. Up-skilling focuses on closing the skills and
knowledge gap caused by age and digitalisation. Reskilling is very similar, but it is a process by which
existing employees learn a new role or position in
your company, for example.
The bottom line is that training is an investment that
will be returned many times over and is worth giving
enough attention to both in companies and in your
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