Lots of turnover and people changing jobs in the ‘great resignation’ has been extensively commented on and increasingly as employees consider their career prospects, upskilling takes on greater significance – for employers too.
Recently the Guardian (20/03/2022) cited research from McKinsey revealing that many employees are looking for, among other things “a renewed and revised sense of purpose in their work.”
In another study of employees commissioned by messaging company Slack, which covers the United Kingdom, openness to looking for a new job has increased every quarter since June 2021.
Upskilling brings many benefits – career progression is an obvious and desired outcome, but not to be overlooked are the ways in which it aids wellbeing:
- Improved mental health
- Greater self esteem
- Better work/life balance achievement
- Increased interpersonal skills
So, whilst it’s not necessarily the complete answer to the [not so] ‘great resignation’, upskilling has a clear role to play in mitigating its impact.
If employers are unsympathetic to the needs of employees, they tend to leave.
Recognising the vital role that upskilling has to play is what drives Cidori to help organisations harness their apprenticeship levy.
Our partnership levy funded programmes are delivering people results, not just bottom-line ones and we’ve just added another programme to our growing portfolio:
Process Leader – Level 4 programme aimed at the people that any growing manufacturing/production business needs to retain, and which will help them develop key knowledge, skills and behaviours to:
- Effectively lead & manage large teams
- Provide technical/specialist input & direction
- Determine & manage budgets and resources
- Use core production KPI as basis of continuous improvement cycle
Use the link below to read more about the learner journey for this Level 4 programme.
To arrange a no-obligation, informal discussion on ways your business can harness the levy please contact: