Develop the skill of your own staff to meet mission-critical needs
As technologies grow, change, and mature, it can make even an initial understanding outdated in a short amount of time.
What’s more, at least one-third of tasks will be automated in about 60% of occupations by 2030. This means that if your employees are going to keep up with the technical skills relevant to their jobs, they’re going to need to upskill.
And while employers and employees alike see the benefit of upskilling—77% of employers are more likely to shortlist a candidate who regularly upskills and 96% of surveyed professionals considered upskilling ‘important’ or ‘very important’—many aren’t investing in upskilling their employees or themselves.
According to Hays, a leading global specialist recruitment group:
- 14% of professionals upskill weekly
- 18% monthly
- 20% quarterly
- 24% annually
- 20% less than annually
- 4% never
So what can you do?
How can you keep your employees not just engaged, but thriving, with relevant skills that can take your business to the next level?
Invest in their skill set today to reap the rewards tomorrow.
Filling the Skills Gap
The demand for qualified candidates is making it increasingly difficult to attract and retain talent, and this IT skills gap is only expected to grow, with as many as 1.8 million IT jobs being unfilled by 2022.
One of the causes of the gap is the pace of technological change. Colleges and universities simply can’t keep up; they can’t create and deliver programs quickly enough. This results in less than 3% of graduates with computer science or information systems degrees.
So with the Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) reporting a third of hiring managers looking to increase their workforces by at least 15%, coupled with this dearth of IT talent, what are businesses to do?
Upskilling is one of the best options.
If more companies were to invest in their current employees, offering IT training or certifications to their own workers, they could promote from within instead of hiring someone completely new, instead of fishing in a pond with very few qualified fish. After all, 66% of employees first look to see if there are open and interesting positions at their current company before looking elsewhere.
Additionally, IBM found that when it comes to the best performing organizations, 84% of employees are receiving the training they need, compared to only 16% at the worst performing companies. And the benefits of upskilling don’t stop there: Businesses enjoy an average 10% increase in productivity and $70,000 in annual savings when teams are appropriately trained.
Upskilling and The Software Guild
Partnering with The Software Guild to upskill your employees can:
- Empower employees to stay up-to-date with emerging technologies
- Provide them with the skills to build software employing such new technologies
- Help standardize coding and programming methodologies and best practices company-wide
How do we accomplish this?
By implementing the Talent System to upskill existing employees from both IT and other departments so you can fill in-demand roles.
Our talent system provides up-to-date training for a range of programs, all of which are designed for a specific skill level, some of which include:
- Java (Expertise Level: Entry-Level)
- .NET/C# (Expertise Level: Entry-Level)
- Python (Expertise Level: Entry-Level)