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The Benefits of Reskilling

So many changes have taken place in the workplace over the last year, just about everyone has had to make some adjustments. Even managers and supervisors have had to alter the way they oversee and guide their employees. Performance management is the way department heads ensure that the activities of employees are leading to the business or organization’s desired outcomes in an effective way. 

Here at KB Staffing, we like to keep up with current trends in business practices, and we’ve noticed that in regards to performance management, the practice of reskilling has become a hot topic in recent months.

What Is Reskilling?
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to change the way they operate in some pretty fundamental ways. The biggest shift has been to allowing many employees to do their jobs remotely, mainly from their own homes. However, this has also led to some positions being cut back or eliminated. In order to protect workers’ employability, KB Staffing has noticed that effective HR leaders are encouraging reskilling within their companies.

Reskilling is the retraining of existing employees with new skills. This is generally done so that an individual is prepared to take on a different role within the company, especially if their current position is being eliminated or otherwise becoming obsolete. There are several advantages to reskilling current employees at your company.

  • Reskilling provides additional skills and knowledge for employees. In our rapidly evolving world, it pays to stay up-to-date with new technology and processes so as not to get left behind as the company moves forward.
  • It prepares employees for career development. Most people would like to advance in their chosen careers over time. Learning new skills equips employees with the expertise they’ll need to take on a new role and move up the ladder at work.
  • It raises employee confidence. Generally, people don’t like being made to guess how to do their job. Reskilling workers gives them the ability to expand beyond their current roles with confidence and determination, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency for the whole company.

Acquire New Skills with KB Staffing
If you are worried that your job may be at risk of becoming obsolete, contact KB Staffing to learn how you can broaden your skill base. Our staffing experts can direct you to many full-time temp jobs and temp-to-hire jobs around Polk County where you will have the opportunity to develop new abilities to improve professional development.