We are in a constant workforce transformation - the industries are changing, the technologies are evolving fast, new types of jobs appears over night and new skills are required to achieve our business plans.
As World Economic Forum mentioned in their 2020 Report about Future of Jobs, companies estimate that around 40% of workers will require re-skilling of six months or less and 94% of business leaders report that they expect employees to pick up new skills on the job, a sharp uptake from 65% in 2018.
Companies are starting to do a great job in developing employees’ skills through e-learning platforms, interactive courses, coaching, assignments, or other creative ways. And this is a great thing! Because each company needs to invest in its employees, to help them evolve and keep up with the changes.
But what happens when a company needs to hire external talent? When they open new roles? Do they expect to find candidates already trained and ready to perform from day 1?
There are a lot of people looking for jobs who have valuable skills and abilities, but not the right mix of skills that the company needs at that moment in time. Most of the companies are still looking for that “perfect” candidate. But that “perfect” candidate doesn’t exist or it is too expensive to hire him.
What is the solution?
To train the candidates before you hire them. To offer them access to learning materials, to help them learn about the technologies that you are using, specific business concepts, or skills that are important for your company. Many of the learning materials already exist in the company, and it will be a loss to don't use them for training and up-skilling future employees.
That's why we have integrated an LMS module on Jobful, where companies can get directly involved in up-skilling their candidates.
Using this module you can add your courses and learning materials and make them accessible to the candidates who are interested in working for your company. You can validate their understanding through quizzes and see who is a pro-active learner. Also, this can be a great way to emerge them faster in the company culture & values.
Up-skilling the workforce is everyones’ job right now, and we need to get involved in this change.
Waiting for the ‘perfect’ candidate to apply to our job won't work anymore.https://blog.jobful.io/request-a-demo