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ERIC Number: ED533699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Investors in People and Basic Skills
Basic Skills Agency
The workplace is continually changing to keep up with new technology, improvements in products and services and the growing demands of customers. To meet the challenge of this changing environment, employers need to make greater demands on the skills of their employees to remain competitive. Basic skills are the essential building blocks which enable all employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of the workplace. Investors in People UK and the Basic Skills Agency recognise that poor basic skills have a detrimental impact on the performance of both employees and organisations. In aiming for Investor in People recognition, organisations need to remember that effective basic skills are essential to ensuring that all employees can access on-going learning and development. This booklet aims to illustrate: (1) the links between the Investor in People standard and basic skills; (2) effective strategies for identifying and developing the basic skills of the workforce; and (3) the benefits to organisations of improved basic skills. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Basic Skills Agency. Available from: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. 21 De Montford Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE, UK. Tel: +44-116-204-4200; Fax: +44-116-285-4514; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom