So what’s the best way to get workers with the technical skills you need while keeping everyone happy and not breaking the bank? Upskill your current employees.
If you don’t already have training as a part of your company culture, establishing an upskill strategy may sound a little intimidating. Have no fear. A recent PwC study shows that despite challenges like management buy-in, employee engagement and budgetary approvals, over 70% of employees typically want to upskill, either to be more innovative at work or increase their status.
Giving the people what they want — opportunities to upskill on the job (and better yet, letting them lead the way) — is the key to a successful enterprise upskill strategy.
Here are five strategies for leading an enterprise upskill for your team.
You likely hired the employees you currently have at your business because they’re smart, capable and motivated. Unfortunately as time goes on, their skills can fall a little behind the times, especially when it comes to technology.
According to a recent PwC report, 79% of CEOs surveyed reported a lack of skilled workers is threatening the growth of their businesses. The good news is that there is a solution. Upskilling — training existing employees to learn new skills — can help businesses succeed, even in difficult times.
Working a full-time job while simultaneously upskilling through our Nanodegree programs isn’t an easy task. To make the most out of your learning journey, you should set goals before starting your Nanodegree program. If you don’t have a target to shoot for, your time and effort will be a waste of energy. However, focusing on clearly-defined objectives can help you align your priorities, expand your skill set, and grow your career.