The Upside of Upskilling

Press Release from Squadron Recruitment Process Outsourcing

“The days of mastering one skill set are over,” declared Forbes magazine at the start of 2023.

In other words: Develop new skills, help your staff develop new skills. Now!

It’s called upskilling, and it’s an excellent way for companies to boost employee retention and mitigate the national employee shortage now impacting almost every industry.

As reported by USA Today earlier this spring, millions of workers representing every age group left the workforce at the onset of the pandemic. Most have yet to return.

Should they choose to, the recent and rapid advance in AI technology would suggest that many of those job descriptions will have changed considerably since 2020.

A recent report from Goldman Sachs estimates around 300 million jobs could be affected by workforce automation.

Though not all companies are ready to embrace automation, many are exploring the potential cost-savings associated with streamlining administrative roles through AI assistants, ChatBots, or self-regulated screening and skills testing programs.

If you’re a company considering some automation to complement a dedicated staff, then it may be time to explore upskilling.

Yes, you can harness the power of technology not to replace staff, but to discover hidden talents and skills gaps that can be addressed with targeted training and mentorship.

Use these tools to enhance the strengths of your team and, ultimately, create a workplace that is better able to withstand staff shortages, employee reassignments, and other industry changes that will inevitably come in the future.

Here’s are 3 tools that will help steady your crew and prepare them to upskill:

  1. The Predictive Index.

Do you have the right people in the right seats? Can you help them become the right people?

Known as a talent optimization platform, the PI tagline says it all: “People are the heart of your business.”

It is from that perspective that the PI aims to inspire and build cohesive teams, and to diagnose areas for improvement.

Simply put: Use PI to identify missing skill sets in your workplace and to connect employees with the training they need to upskill.

One tool, multiple solutions: Sign up for a free demo.

  1. Test Gorilla.

What do you want to know about your current staff, and the work they may be capable of doing?

If want to reassign staff members to new roles within your company, Test Gorilla is a great first step.

Thousands of companies are using Test Gorilla to pre-screen potential candidates, but many also rely on this tool to determine which staff would be best suited for redeployment to other positions.

This program offers an entire library of insightful tests that will help inform your decisions around who to shift where andperhaps most importantly, why that shift may work over the long-term.

  1. Eloomi.

Eloomi says 74 percent of CEOs are concerned about finding skilled employees, but what if you didn’t have to find them?

What if you could create them by upskilling existing employees?

With an Eloomi platform subscription, you get training content “for any industry, any role, any skill.”

It’s a bold claim, but a free demo shows Eloomi means business. In fact, thousands of industry leaders are flocking to this platform to ensure their employees are up-to-date on industry trends, techniques and safety standards. Click here to see for yourself.

Do you need an upskill strategy, or help in selecting the right assessment or training tools for your company? Book a free consultation here; we’ll walk you through the best options for you, your team and your budget.