• Upskilling is the process of identifying gaps in skills and seeking out methods to bridge them. It is still considered a personal venture or an individual responsibility, primarily. So, does the organization have a say in or an obligation for the training and development of their employees? We have looked at this matter previously. A trained workforce is everyone’s responsibility. Upskilling models have a various number of variations. However, most companies adhere to one of the following models or a combination of them.


  • Work-from-home, or rather Work-From-Anywhere in the world is normal now for most employees. Consequently, Employee Experience is more important than ever now since it can even dictate employee motivation and loyalty to your business. As the realization that the physical, cultural, and technological aspects of working have changed for the better, organizations have to re-think their Employee Experience strategies to include the well-being of the families. Family is an integral part of our life unless you are living alone in a 1BHK. Humans tend to adopt the mannerisms and habits of those closest to us and of the ones sharing our living quarters. They have a direct influence over who we are, what we do, how we feel, and what we eat and drink.


  • Upskilling is a broader workplace trend that had started even before the Pandemic. With the rapid growth of technologies and the consequential growth of various industries, qualified workers become scarce in supply. Due to this, companies train their current employees and help them develop skills that are required to meet the evolution of their jobs. This aids employees to get an earlier promotion to jobs that require more skills. In February 2020, the World Economic Forum predicted that 54% of all employees would require upskilling by 2022. In the past, acquiring a new talent sufficed for companies to fill a skill gap. However, that is hardly feasible today due to the lack of skills in the market, according to Jason Oliver (VP, AT&T Operations in Dallas). AT&T employs around 250,000 workers and spends more than $200 million a year on employee training. Moreover, the expenses for recruitments are enormous compared to upskilling, according to Carrie Duarte from PwC, who has decided to re-train all of their 50,000 employees in the US.