Employee reskilling in corporations has become even more important in the hybrid work culture. Gartner’s HR Priority Reports cites building critical skills and competencies as a top priority.
Reskilling and upskilling differ completely but can both be delivered through an advanced online learning platform. Reskilling involves employees acquiring new skills that can be applied to a different position. Upskilling is when employees learn new skills related to the positions they currently hold.
How to approach reskilling using your LMS
Create individual training pathways
As reskilling is specific to individual employees, each learner’s context must be taken into account and weighed against the objectives of the business. Digital learning platform like FUEL Learn support customised and adaptive learning.
Use just-in-time learning
With staff working remotely and left on their own, just-in-time learning effectively supports individuals and groups being reskilled. It focuses on learners’ needs and provides learning materials accordingly. Taking people through new procedures or sets of tasks can be perfectly handled through an LMS.
Allow the sharing of knowledge
Peer-to-peer learning is probably more easily facilitated through an LMS than in-person. Job-relevant knowledge can be shared at different organizational levels and these collaborative groups can spontaneously create learning communities. Such digital forums encourage a culture of employee knowledge sharing and mentoring.
Operational downtime can be minimised by doing reskilling online. Course modules are available on-demand to learners so can be accessed at their convenience in between their work duties. Online training is not only convenient, but it allows learners to train at their own pace. Modules can be redone if necessary, and peer-to-peer learning readily available.
The FUEL Learn platform can effectively facilitate your organisation’s reskilling initiatives, helping you plot individual career paths, assess and review, track progress, deliver training using a variety of methodologies, and recognise employee achievement.