Self-motivated learners. Retirement horizons. Promoting a high-performance learning culture throughout your organization. The challenges of upskilling a workforce to meet current and future needs are ongoing and global.
Workforce shifts are leaving organizations with a sizeable knowledge and skills gap and the dual challenge of retaining millennial employees and transferring boomer knowledge before they retire.
Leadership development coaches and trainers are failing the people they are hired to serve. Will we continue to point the finger and play the blame game, or will we look ourselves in the mirror and realize our training methods are the real problem?
If your company hasn’t been compromised yet, congratulations. However, know that it will be. Evidence shows that the toll a breach takes on a company depends on how prepared its IT team and stakeholders - including all employees - are for the inevitable.
You have probably heard the debate around the skills gap, the mismatch between the skills that employers will need to compete in the global economy and the skills that their employees actually have. You might even be actively trying to address it.
Once they’ve identified gaps, some organizations choose to fill them by bringing in new talent. But hiring and onboarding a new employee is a costly solution. A better strategy for closing gaps is to invest in upskilling the current workforce.
Technology has been democratized and no longer provides a distinct competitive advantage. There is a new and more sustainable advantage, and it has been right in front of us all along: people.
Employers across industries are facing a growing skills gap, but neither employers nor job seekers are helpless. By focusing on innovative learning and development, employers and job seekers can work together to close the skills gaps.
When it comes to interpreting data around their own workplace skills shortages, many organizations seem to have a blind spot. Even in 2019 companies of every size are ignoring all the indicators telling that they have an urgent need for ongoing training.
To maximize efficiencies and optimize upskilling programs, it’s critical that human resources (HR) and learning and development (L&D) collaborate well. To that aim, here are five strategies leaders can use to collaborate effectively.