How to launch a skills-forward talent strategy
It’s been said that 2020 brought about three years of digital transformation in three months. The initial phases of that transformation centered on adapting to the dramatic and sudden changes thrust upon us, such as enabling remote and distributed workforces to simply work, communicate, and collaborate.
What we know now is that this change is far more permanent than many expected. In today’s environment of unrelenting business transformation, roles are shifting quickly, and skills are becoming obsolete faster. Your organization needs to identify, acquire, and develop the skills needed to transform, compete in new markets, and thrive.
So how do you upskill your people in a scalable way that keeps you competitive rather than constantly playing catch-up? In short, by providing career growth opportunities. But often, employees think it’s easier to find a new job outside their company than inside. And in many organizations, there are internal cultures holding back career growth and internal mobility.
Developing a skills-forward talent strategy can help you unite people growth with business success. This guide outlines four key steps involved in this strategy. Let’s dive in.
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HR technology checklist for supporting critical skills
Exposing your people to a wide variety of roles will help them gain a greater range of skills, be more collaborative across business areas and be more productive. And you’ll experience a massive increase in time-to-productivity as your “new” hires will already have most or all of their corporate onboarding done before even assuming the new role. Using your own people as a talent pool for filling job requisitions has a ton of great benefits.
Identify the skills employees need to succeed
It’s no secret, people want to do meaningful work, expand their career opportunities,and understand their impact. To remain competitive, you need to help people connect what they’re learning to the benefits of career growth and new opportunities to advance their careers and transform the business.