More and more businesses are requiring employees to take remedial writing training
Communication is an essential skill for any business, but what’s shocking is how much time and money businesses are spending each year to bring employees up to a basic proficiency level. Writing seems to be one of the skills requiring the most remedial training.
College training: writing gaps persist
It appears that even a college degree doesn’t save businesses from the effects of poor writing skills.
How can businesses spot weak writers early on in a modern workplace that requires employees to send daily emails, write reports, and present at meetings?
Spotting weak writing skills and training employees
Employers are already being proactive about weeding out poor writers from the hiring process.
One of the first places poor writing skills can be spotted is within the resume and cover letter. For those who do make the cut, some employers are asking potential hires to complete a writing exercise during the interview process to evaluate writing skills before an offer is made.
For current employees whose writing skills need work, training still seems to be the answer. While expensive, most companies can’t afford writing errors that might cost them business in the long-run.