What is reskilling?
Reskilling is the process of learning new skills needed to do an entirely different job.
What does an ideal reskilling initiative consist of?
An ideal reskilling program will:
- Incorporate different training methods to ensure employees learn in a way that is most suited to their job role
- Provide training materials as a reference so employees can always go back and check what they have learned
- Give opportunities to employees to practice their new skills in real-life situations
What is the most significant barrier to reskilling employees?
Time is the most significant challenge for most employees when it comes to reskilling. Most employees feel they lack the time to take advantage of development opportunities. HR leaders must create a work environment where skills development is not only a core value but is fostered in solid change management practices. This environment must provide employees dedicated time at work to learn new skills; this is not something they should be doing after work hours.