Friday, August 23, 2019

Skill up-gradation and increase earning potential for women

skills upgradation for women

Women today are far more fortunate than their grand-mothers when it comes to studying and landing the job of their dreams after graduation. However, in the fast-paced work place environment it has become extremely difficult for people to stay on within a job, unless continued learning is undertaken to keep up with developments. 
These developments are in every field of employment and women cannot afford to sit back otherwise they may find that they are retrenched or may never get desired promotion.
Benefits of up-gradation for women
·       A boost in confidence, acquired from the training, is one of the most important benefits of up-gradation for women.
·       Gaining a good reputation and admiration from colleagues, because of the special knowledge learned, affords women well-deserved respect in their workplace. 
·       Understanding breeds familiarity with the work and this creates a climate of contentment at work, which leads to a healthier employee. 
How women can seek up-gradation?
Many organizations and businesses offer training programs. Often, employers don’t consider up-gradation important but women can draw their attention to its significance. The internet is full of resources for learning and there are also online e- courses (easy to follow at own pace) in just about every field. 
Earning potential and up-gradation
Up-gradation allows women to have more skills, which will in turn increase their productivity. The cost which companies lose in manpower is soon made up by increased productivity. Increased productivity inevitably means an increased salary because of the added skill and a far greater chance for promotion. 
Many companies feel trepidation about up-gradation because they fear losing trained employees, but without improving skills, employees cannot be more productive. 
Skills Up-gradation provides income security and for many women that equals an improvement in the quality of their life.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How Language Skills Will Help at Work?

language skills crtical for employment

Language skills, especially English, are far more important than most people realize. Even in countries where English is the spoken language, or is one of the predominant languages, some people may have poor language skills.
Most important work language
Increasingly, English is becoming the most important language for business globally, even in non-native English-speaking countries.
The four language skills
Employers look for proficiency in the four language skills which are reading, writing, speaking and listening. According to Cambridge English, the most important language skill in most industries is reading, followed by speaking.
International journals, contracts and instructions are in the English language and that is why reading skills are by far the most important in the legal, financial, medical, business and engineering world. Articulating in proficient English is also a crucial element for many of these careers, while the service industries (hospitality, travel and leisure) also require spoken English.
English skills and employment in Malaysia
The number of students rejected by employers, because their language skills are inadequate, is quite high, close to 48% in Malaysia, and proficiency levels differ between the public and private sectors.
Interview assessments include an English assessment and the biggest problems faced by Malaysians are limited vocabulary and the inability to structure proper sentences. This causes problems in communication during the interview.
There is a misconception around learning English with many people thinking that vocabulary and grammar are the most important aspect of the English language. Students need to also learn listening and communication. Difficulties arise because of the differences between the Malay and English spoken language which include different stress patterns and intonations.
Communication in English can be perfected when students get the opportunity to practice in real-life situations, where they can boost their confidence and enrich their vocabulary.