Business leaders are well aware of the value of a highly skilled workforce. We are seeing a shift in some industries to ‘remote hiring’ to hunt out top-their talent and shifting to remote work and accelerating digital transformation efforts. However these agile processes can only take the business so far. Here we look at the value of existing staff members and how to grow your business by upskilling the talent you already have.
Why Upskill Your Workforce?
Organisations that proactively resource upskilling and reskilling their own people see a wealth of benefits from growth to great job satisfaction. Upskilling and reskilling can also deliver noticeable boosts in productivity for organisations. It’s a myth that training up staff will see them leaving the business for higher plains. If you upskill your workforce effectively, you will in fact inspire loyalty from your trainees and hopefully a strong and productive team working as well.
The bottom line is that it makes good business sense to nurture and upskill your workforce. An organisation may be willing to pay top fees to recruit talented candidates and in some cases this is surely the way to go. However it can pay to seek talent from within. Consider how to upskill your workforce to build the talent profile that you need to grow your business. Oftentimes this will be more cost effective than recruiting a mid-career software engineer for example. The cost of reskilling an internal candidate for the same position can save a lot of time and money. Consider the costs of advertising, recruiting and onboarding on top of staffing costs.
Providing opportunities for continuous learning and retraining can also encourage employees to stay on with your organisation. Retaining your workforce is cost effective for your organisation. So anything you can do to keep up good job satisfaction in your workforce is good business sense. Taking care to upskill your workforce effectively is a great way to boost confidence and satisfaction whilst maintaining fresh skills and increasing talent in-house. This is especially relevant in the current climate of remote working and at a time when many workers it is reported are feeling restless and rethinking both work and lifestyles.
You may also gain an edge on your competition by developing a good reputation for upskilling. It is an effective tactic when hiring new recruits who you want to be keen to achieve great results for themselves and for your business. Those businesses that fall behind in offering good career growth and learning opportunities are at risk of losing their workforce to competitors.
If you upskill your workforce, not only are you investing in the future of your business by developing the pool of talent you have, you are also potentially narrowing the tech talent gap and improving overall business efficiency by leveraging software. The COVID-19 disruption of traditional workplaces has forced many more organisations to adopt new technologies and platforms to maintain productivity. It’s clear that many businesses are embracing upskilling and reskilling as more important than ever in adapting to the new trends of flexible office working and digital transformation. Given the benefits of higher productivity, higher employee satisfaction and retention, and the widespread availability of tools, business leaders who proactively invest in their own tech talent will find themselves better positioned to meet whatever comes their way in the future.
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