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The Rise Of Upskilling: How To Develop Talent To Future Proof Your Business

By | Nicole Marie

It’s often said that you learn something new every day, but how much of that new knowledge is actually useful? As an HR professional, you’re always looking for fresh talent that can take your organization to the next level. However, have you stopped to consider the untapped potential of your existing workforce? As it turns out, they may be waiting for an opportunity to become even greater assets to your company.

According to recent surveys, nearly 90% of professionals say they have a plan to upskill in the near future. The vast majority of these people say they were driven to add to their skillsets after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals recognize how important it is to continue learning new skills and adding new capabilities to their repertoire. And yet, they also reported having fewer opportunities than they would like, as less than half say their employers offer the tools and support they need to learn.

Why Employers Should Invest in Upskilling

The business world is changing faster than ever before, thanks to the increasing influence of technology and global instability. The COVID-19 outbreak laid bare the need for companies to be flexible and adaptable, and that means ensuring employees have the skills needed to future-proof their operations. Giving team members access to resources and support not only gives them the chance to advance within the organization — it also closes any gaps that might exist in your company’s capabilities.

What You Can Do to Support Upskilling for Employees

There are a number of steps employers can take to give their team members the greatest chance at success in advancing their skills. The most important of these is to develop training programs that meet the high demand for such systems. Ensuring that these programs are properly introduced and promoted within your company’s internal communications will give you the highest level of engagement among your staff. This does much more than benefit your current staff, as these efforts will add to the employee value proposition your organization offers. This means you will be more likely to attract top talent from outside the company.

Building the strongest enterprise possible means your people should always be learning something new. Upskilling gives them and you the best chance at being prepared for the business landscape that lies in front of you. To learn more about what you can do to support these efforts, take a look at the accompanying resource.

Author bio:

Nicole Marie is Senior Content Executive at Michael Page, an international recruiting firm. Before joining the recruitment industry, she worked in media and journalism. She now covers employment trends and insights in a variety of industries such as construction, technology and marketing.


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