“I’ve been working here for ten years, I know my job!” How many times have you heard something like that? A few times I would hazard a guess. I have, facilitating training over the years I’ve heard it a lot. It usually means “Don’t tell me how to do my job”. Or, “You can’t teach me anything”. Sadly it cannot be further from the truth, people who have worked in one place over a number of years, unless they have had access to other experiences and a solid CPD, will have become too comfortable in their habits, too used to local ways of doing things and undertaking ‘short-cuts’. There core skills recycled year on year.
Do I sound cynical? Perhaps, but I’ve taken over units, departments as the ‘New Guy’ and heard things like “He’ll soon get used to us” and”We’ll train him”. That is besides the “I’ve worked here for years” comments. So perhaps I’m a realist.
A skilled and competent workforce is needed! A workforce that think they are skilled and competent because of the time they have served is not.
A workforce should be continuously developing, building on their core skills, but gaining adjunct skills to broaden their competency base and enhance the level of the care they provide.
Train for Care offers Organisations support in embedding CPD into their culture. We offer workshops, coaching and mentorship to enable that process to happen.
So why not get in touch and see how we can help.