The high demand for staff, skill shortages, and poor candidate availability seen in 2021 has, unsurprisingly, continued into 2022. Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum projects that by the end of 2022, at least 54 percent of all employees will need re-skilling and upskilling to respond to the changing work requirements. The companies that win the race for talent will be those that invest in culture and L&D.
Here are 4 upskilling ideas, which can also help enhance company culture.
1. Reverse Mentoring: Interrupt bias whilst upskilling
Reverse mentoring is a great way to up-skill whilst improving equality and diversity in the workplace by setting up a junior team member, often from an underrepresented group with mentor senior staff. In this TedTalk, Executive coach and personal development advocate, Patrice Gordon, tells us how it can also help create better leaders.
2. Knowledge platforms for Micro-learning
A cost-effective way of creating learning content is to empower your internal experts to build a knowledge bank and reap the compound benefits of skill sharing mixed with micro learning. The act of sharing knowledge alone is helps to foster collaboration, build relationships and establish a culture of learning. But if that isn't enough, knowledge sharing can improve productivity by cutting down time spent waiting for information, carry out needless research and duplicating work.
3. VR Learning:L&D Experiences in the Metaverse
With the buzz surrounding the Metaverse, we've officially entered a new era of VR technology. This episode podcast by Get Reworked looks at how VR is being used to train employees right now and what potential it holds for the future.
4. Co-Coaching for resilience and leadership
From reduced loneliness and greater resilience to increased idea sharing, the pandemic highlighted some lesser-known benefits of peer-to-peer coaching. This article by Harvard Business Review spills the beans.