A Holistic Approach to Upskilling Employees


Why Upskilling Is On Everyone’s Mind

When creating a learning strategy, it can be difficult to see the whole picture. Individual components like onboarding efforts, compliance training, leadership development, and skills development programs can be complex ordeals, each requiring varying levels of thought. However, simply examining these programs individually can be a costly mistake. Without considering how they belong to the overall learning and development efforts, the strategy can fall apart.

Taking a holistic approach might be necessary to protect from some of the inherent risks of training expenditures. As part of best practices, any learning objective should align with the broader business goals. But, beyond that, any training activities should include a clearly defined message of the “what’s in it for me” or WIIFM to the learner. Asking them to commit to the process means knowing what they stand to gain for their efforts. The holistic approach to explaining the WIIFM should include not only the learner, but their team, department, and organization, in general.

In this eBook, we focus on how organizations can take a holistic approach to creating upskilling strategies for their learners. Topics include:

  • Why the business climate is right for upskilling initiatives
  • Using learning tech to help the organization adapt and thrive
  • Ongoing challenges learning leaders face with upskilling programs
  • Strategy suggestions to avoid common mistakes
  • How certain industries can win with upskilling programs

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