Delivering Prudent Healthcare in Wales »Prudent healthcare principles ensure patients receive the most appropriate treatments to achieve mutually-agreed goals.Learn more »
Postcards from the children of Wales to NATO world leaders
Primary school pupils from Wales are to be given the opportunity to write a personal message to the NATO world leaders about their hopes for the future.
- Minister visits North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
- Superfast broadband rolling-out across Pembrokeshire
Featured Article »Landmark Social Services law receives Royal Assent
- Postcards from the children of Wales to NATO world leaders
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- Children and young people
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Extending access to intermediary services for descendants and relatives of adopted people
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
- Active Travel Action Plan
Featured consultation »Draft Technical Advice Note 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Essential Skills in the Workplace (ESIW) - Employers Guide
Whether you are in the private, public or third sector, improving these skills will help your employees to do their jobs more effectively by giving them the confidence to progress and improve productivity.
Benefits for your business
Investing in the skills of your staff will help you to improve productivity, increase accuracy and offer a better quality of service, thereby strengthening customer relations. By creating an atmosphere of initiative and innovation, you will be seen as an employer of choice – helping you to attract and retain the best staff.
Your reward will be:
- Better response to changes in technology, processes and equipment
- Higher levels of compliance to legal requirements and in particular health and safety legislation
- Enhanced reputation among the workforce and community.
And your workforce will be able to:
Find it easier to understand instructions, take orders and messages more accurately, participate more fully in team activities and follow procedures more confidently. Over time, they will grow in confidence and get more enjoyment out of their jobs.
With your help they can:
- Communicate more effectively
- Grow in confidence
- Use ICT to work more efficiently
- Work safely through better understanding of Health and Safety procedures.
To find out more about addressing essential skills in your workplace email: EssentialSkills@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK.
This project part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.