The future of work necessitates a more significant commitment to employee learning and development than in the past.
Forrester presented client training on recruiting and retaining top-tier technological talent. IT executives were asked to understand the full range of different skills. Recruit for ability and attitude, not just experience. Consider current employees before recruiting external recruitment: This may result in cheaper expenses associated with acquiring personnel and higher-quality hiring.
In many firms, the learning function remains under HR, with little access to strategic information. To recruit and retain top talent, you must promote and embed learning into your employees’ daily activities. Every employee’s performance plan should include skills development objectives, and supervisors must coach and be responsible for achieving these objectives. The notion of a “job” has always been flimsy, but it is less helpful and meaningful than ever. Organizations must reevaluate how they address talent shortages to prepare for the future.
Establish professional groups or interest/expertise hubs corresponding to in-demand skill sets. Employees from cross-functional groups are assembled into swarm teams to reduce silos and promote creativity.