Posted December 16, 2021 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: The Reskilling Culture
Reskilling is no longer reserved for those who are switching careers. It’s now the norm for everyone. Here’s why, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.
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Welcome to another episode of The Perna Syndicate! Yesterday, we talked about how the Great Reshuffle is causing employers to shift to a skills-based hiring model instead of focusing so narrowly on candidates’ degrees. This is clearly a smart move in terms of recruitment. But it’s also a positive thing for retention when companies focus on skills over degrees.
Unlike the outdated degree-based system where you earned the diploma and basically arrived, today’s skills-based hiring and retention model allows for constant growth and development. It’s much more organic and flexible to meet the fast-changing needs of the business.
Plus, a reskilling culture doesn’t just empower all employees to invest in themselves. It motivates them to do so.
Reskilling doesn’t mean you’re not good at your job. It simply means your job is evolving, and you’re evolving with it. And when workers pivot their skills like this, it can yield major returns to the business.
Reskilling used to be associated solely with workers who were making a dramatic career change across industries. But with the speed of change in today’s workforce, that’s no longer the case.
To stay competitive, we will all need to reskill at multiple points throughout our careers. A work culture built around reskilling can make that not just possible, but powerful.
Tomorrow, don’t miss what may be the biggest takeaway from the Great Reshuffle: the chance for employers and employees to reconnect for a better experience on both sides. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back here tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate!