Assess your needs
It is important that an early assessment of the provision of Gaelic across your organisation is made and it is advised that this is done via an internal skills audit, either as a stand alone project or as part of existing mechanisms e.g appraisals or all-staff surveys. Experience to date has shown that most organisations already employ Gaelic speakers who may be able to deliver some of the services they currently deliver in English or other languages through the medium of Gaelic. These audits also identify where gaps exist in relation to commitments in the plan and should guide recruitment and training requirements. Finally, this has proven to be an excellent method of assessing demand for Gaelic skills training within the workforce.