Upskilling means training existing employees.
It enables staff to improve their skills and confidence and allows employers to mould colleagues into key players within the business who help to boost business performance.
If you’re looking to strengthen your workforce and futureproof your business, we explore the importance of upskilling your employees.
Upskilling is a great way to grow your organisation. Not only is it key to maintaining and growing productivity, but it’s also important for keeping employees engaged and interested.
Employees who have regular training are often more confident in their roles which leads to higher self-esteem and productivity. In addition, employers who invest in upskilling their staff retain their employees for much longer and have significantly lower levels of employee turnover because staff feel valued.
Pioneering cancer centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, explain why upskilling existing employees works for them.
Employees who have regular training are often more confident in their roles which leads to higher self-esteem and productivity.
If employees are regularly learning new skills, they’ll also be more comfortable with change and also transitioning to new ways of working - reducing any lost productivity during the adjustment period.
Read more about why you should upskill your employees.
Upskilling can fit around the size of your organisation, your business needs and the qualification you are looking for. Our main routes to upskilling focus on the following:
Apprenticeships are a great way for individuals to upskill. Not only are apprenticeships available in many sectors, but there are lots of apprenticeship funding options available for businesses of all sizes too.
Delivered online, short courses for businesses offer employees the chance to access certified Continued Professional Development (CPD) training in a number of vocational areas, from management to digital skills.