Upskilling Your Employees for Future Work
Did you know that the volume of output in your firm depends on the volume of input your employees give to your business? You also need to understand that the volume of output produced by individual employees depends on their skills. Skills are key to the productivity and quality of work produced by your employees.
However, demand for these skills depends on the work’s nature, which changes with time. Advanced technology is among the factors which change the nature of work. Emerging technologies help create a chance for your employees to be more productive and give quality work.
Emerging technologies also help relieve many of your workers of the burden of routine and time-consuming tasks. Technology change requires your employees to acquire new skills despite the above benefits.
According to a Robert Half survey, we found out that the pandemic had stalled 42 percent of Canadian workers’ careers. They reported difficulty in developing new skills.
We have compiled the following methods of upskilling your team and future tasks preparation. Check them out.
Your team will virtually meet the trainer through an online platform. The training workshop is live, so your employees and their trainer will have a hands-on class.
This method is more convenient, flexible, and cost-effective. Virtual training allows for your employees’ training from their independent locations, thus saving time and cost.
Microlearning is an effective method of upskilling your team members through short pieces of content. Through this method, your employees are likely to recall short pieces of information compared to longer and more concentrated time frame training.
The method also allows your employees to continue with their tasks as they pursue their training.
Our research has identified that mentoring is how your team will tap into the existing skills, knowledge, and experience. It will help them become more experienced employees. The primary purpose here is upskilling.
This method will help your team have new skills in solving problems, Learn the workplace culture, and enhance skill development, among other benefits. It is a perfect way to prepare them for future tasks and improve productivity.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) learning is a way of upskilling your team through mutual learning and training strategies. The method involves your team members of the same level engaging in collaborative education. It creates an engaged workforce that helps in developing their skills.
Besides increasing engagement in your workplace, this method also improves productivity and makes new employees feel comfortable. It also provides a safe space to ask questions and reinforce employees’ existing knowledge.
Tuition reimbursement or assistance
Tuition reimbursement or assistance is a way of upskilling your team by providing financial aid. Tuition reimbursement or assistance involves an agreement between you and your team to help them cover their tuition costs for study courses that will benefit your firm.
This method can be used as a leadership development tool to prepare your employees for future and more engaging positions.
Having gone through this blog, you will recognize the urgency of preparing your team for the future of work through upskilling them. In addition, we have provided you with ways of upskilling your team for the general benefits of your firm and employees.