Once you understand your workforce’s existing skills, you can use these insights to launch an upskilling and reskilling strategy centered around its competency gaps. But how can you make sure your skills building initiative is really impactful, especially when so many are falling flat?
Rather than relying on L&D content alone, employees need the chance to put the lessons they’re learning into practice. As Amanda Nolen, co-founder of the educational transformation consultancy NilesNolen, explains, “Learning requires involvement beyond binge watching videos. Would you let a surgeon operate on you if she has binge-watched videos of other doctors in the operating room? Building real skills, let alone expertise, needs a lot more than that.”
Talent marketplaces can take upskilling and reskilling to the next level by matching employees to experiential learning opportunities, such as projects, mentorships, gigs, and shadowing.