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Managements of private and public organisations have been urged to prioritise training of workers to enhance performance and maintain a viable workforce.

Chief Executive Officer of Teach Geo-systems Limited, Christian Olele, stated this while delivering a paper on: The Impact of Training and Development on Geosciences and Employee Performance, at a conference organised by the Nigerian Association For Engineering Geology and the Environment (NAEGE) in Lagos.

He said institutions that spend resources on training and development of their staff tend to achieve the short and long-term benefits, as well as improved bottom line.

He added that training and development increases healthier communication with members of the public, as it enhances the internal communication among staff, especially those who share information on important ways to move the organisation forward.

It also helps in the adoption of international best practices into an organisation’s way of tackling challenges.

Olele, who is also a geologist, said training enhances what engineering geologists do and the advantages they get to the extent that continued and improved education is the most important aspect of any profession in the future.

“To improve performance, geologists must establish a genuine research agenda for their subject. Universities must be willing to appoint practitioners as lecturers who may not have a conventional academic track record while employers must actively support masters’ degree programmes and research in engineering geology.

“Employers need to set up clear career paths for practitioners with an identified programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD), while training and development is an effective tool for employees’ improved productivity in the Geosciences’ world”, he said.



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