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Staff recruitment and retention has been cited as one of the major challenges facing businesses in Hertfordshire. But finding staff with the right skills is increasingly difficult: two in five employers have hard-to-fill vacancies due to skills shortages. Not only is it hard to find the skills needed for your business to thrive, hiring new staff is expensive.

Upskilling your existing workforce can solve these problems.

Step2Skills offers Hertfordshire employers free short maths workshops to upskill staff as part of the government-funded Multiply program.

Maths skills are highly transferable to the workplace, enabling better timekeeping, problem solving and decision-making. Investing in your employees’ number skills has immediate benefits for your staff and your business, and builds a strong foundation to develop your workforce with more advanced technical skills.


The true cost, on average, of hiring a new staff member with a salary of £27,600 for their first year of employment.


Half of employers have upskilled their existing staff to help solve the challenge of hard-to-fill vacancies.

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The wins for you and your staff

Enhanced commitment to growth

By demonstrating your commitment to your employees’ professional growth through these workshops, you strengthen their loyalty and commitment to growing your business.

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Increased job satisfaction and retention

By demonstrating your commitment to the wellbeing of your employees, you can foster a sense of loyalty, trust and job satisfaction across your workforce. This can reduce your staff turnover, disruption and costs.

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More productivity

By enabling your employees to increase their financial literacy – helping them to feel more supported and secure – they can focus more effectively on their work and perform at their best, increasing productivity.

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Sharper problem-solving skills

By gaining skills for problem-solving, goal-setting and adapting to changing circumstances, your employees can be more innovative in finding workplace solutions – strengthening your business resilience.

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Positive workplace culture

By providing these workshops, you create a more supportive workplace culture – proven to increase employee engagement, satisfaction and teamwork for higher productivity and improved business outcomes.

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Who’s eligible?

Workshops are available to all employees aged over 19 who have low maths (below GCSE grade C), or no maths qualifications. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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advantage of this time-limited offer

This Step2Skills offer is funded by the government-backed Multiply program.
Workshops are fully funded and can be tailored to meet your needs.

Time Management

  • Organisation and prioritising
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Stress management

Budget Planning for Business

  • Working with limited budget
  • Managing finances
  • Long and short term budgeting

Understand Your Payslip

  • Tax
  • Pension contribution
  • Holiday pay
  • Overtime
  • Time Management

  • Budget Planning for Business

  • Understand your Payslip

Digital Skills for Work

  • Excel in the workplace
  • Formatting data
  • Merging cells
  • Creating Formulas

Intro to Customer Service

  • Good communication skills
  • Active listening
  • Conflict resolution

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

  • Importance of public speaking
  • Engaging presentations
  • Give an unprepared presentation
  • Digital Skills in the Workplace

  • Intro to Customer Service

  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

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I benefitted from 1-2-1 sessions with a Multiply Number Ninja which has helped me finally get to grip with percentages, an area of maths that I’ve always struggled with. This has given me the confidence to take on new tasks in the workplace.

Claire, Multiply Learner

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to popular questions asked by employers about our workshops.

What are the advantages of Multiply training?

  • Improved staff wellbeing and confidence
  • Training can be tailored to fill the skills gaps and needs of your company
  • Times and venues can be flexible to fit in with your business
  • Research found employees who get professional development opportunities are 15% more engaged and have 34% higher retention than those who don’t (National Numeracy)
  • Avoid the time and costs of training or advertising to hire new staff
  • It’s FREE! (For a limited time only!)

What is the purpose of a Multiply workshop?

To improve confidence and competence in areas where there are number skills gaps in your business. E.g., Time management, budgeting, digital skills, understanding Excel.

Why is it free?

The Government has invested over £500m to trusted councils and training providers across the UK to work with residents, companies, and businesses to help upskill the UK workforce and improve number skills

Where can I find more information about Multiply?

Everything you need to know about the new Multiply programme – The Education Hub ( Multiply – Skills for Life

Who is teaching it?

Our teachers are qualified, experienced, and dedicated to providing the best service to our learners.

Can it be taught at our office/premises?

Yes! Teaching is flexible. Multiply workshops can be taught at your business address, online, or a hybrid of online and in person.

What if my staff are anxious about joining?

Our workshops are relaxed, informative, inclusive, and enjoyable! Small workshops encourage all learners to get involved no matter how nervous they are. Our teachers work hard to ensure every learner is comfortable and are able to reach their full potential.

Who are Step2Skills?

As part of Hertfordshire County Council, Step2Skills offers both adult community learning and employment support. We aim to work with people who face barriers to education and employment such as low skills, learning or physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Our mission is to inspire and support people from diverse backgrounds overcome challenges and realise their ambitions. We are proud to be a part of the Multiply campaign.

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