Quality of staff a key priority


The quality of staff, not quantity, is the focus for many South Australian business leaders, a new survey reveals.  Leadership organisation, The Executive Connection found the main priority for 40 per cent of small to medium enterprise managers was investing in staff training and boosting skills.  Just 15 per cent expressed concern about the number of prospective employees in SA.  TEC’s SA Chairman, Adrian Geering, said the focus on quality over quantity is a growing trend.  “Recruitment of the right people is a concern for leaders of SMEs in South Australia”, Dr Geering said.  “Many TEC members discuss spending time and effort on training, education and development of their employees.  The members who have invested in improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of employees have found it benefits the business operationally and strengthens their employee’s commitment to the company.”