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Literacy is defined as “the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.  Literacy involves a continuum of learning to enable an individual to achieve his or her goals, to develop his or her knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the wider society.


Based on surveys and interviews conducted with employers who have implemented workplace programmes, the following list of benefits to the businesses/employers and employees have been identified:


For Employers/Businesses:

  • Reduced time per task and greater efficiency

  • Less time wasted repeating instructions

  • Less supervision time required as employees operate more independently

  • Less time spent in seeking explanations of written material

  • Less time needed to complete paperwork and access written materials such as manuals

  • Written instructions followed

  • Signs, notices, job instructions understood and followed rather than ignored or misinterpreted

  • Improvements to product and service quality

  • Product produced “right first time”

  • More staff able to communicate effectively to solve problems directly

  • Quality procedures followed including data collection

  • Increased employee accuracy

  • Less wastage of materials

  • Greater accuracy in calculations leading to fewer costly errors

  • Forms filled in more accurately

  • Better customer relations

  • More staff able to service customers

  • Fewer customer complaints

  • Better team performance

  • Employees understand more about the business

  • New communication skills used to get the job done, share ideas, create solutions

  • Better workforce morale

  •  Greater confidence and job satisfaction

  • Improved health and safety

  • Better understanding of safety procedures and completion of safety documentation

  • Hazards able to be identified

  • Equal employment opportunities implemented

  •  Helps achieve EEO goals

  • Increased ability to handle on the job training and faster training results

  • Employees more able to understand written or spoken training material

  • More employees able to access industry qualifications

  • 11.   Less absenteeism

  • People have the skills to negotiate time off rather than just not turning up

For Employees: 

  •  Improved job performance

  • Increased job security and satisfaction

  • Improved literacy skills on the job

  • Increased confidence, knowledge and information

  • Opportunities for job advancement

  • Sense of personal achievement and ability to contribute

  •  More able to support children and family in their learning

  • Achieving formal qualifications

  • Recognition of learning

  • Increased confidence

  • Increased job opportunities and aspirations

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