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Upskilling and Reskilling: A Robust Learning Culture Helps Attract and Retain Top Talent

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Benefits Pro – by Sandra Loughlin

Upskilling and Reskilling: A Robust Learning Culture Helps Attract and Retain Top Talent

No other event in recent history served as a better reminder that adaptability in the face of change is critical to business survivability than the pandemic. Those organizations that prioritized improvement and agility managed to pivot quickly and navigate new challenges. This mindset is still pertinent today, particularly as technological advancements accelerate rapidly.

Perhaps the most effective way businesses can future-proof themselves from these inevitable changes is by creating a culture that champions continuous learning. Such a culture is known as a learning culture or one that sees education as essential to business success. From interns to senior executives, everyone in a learning culture understands that their efforts to improve their skills and learn new ones positively impact their growth and the brand’s ability to stay competitive.

Beyond increasing productivity and profitability, a robust learning culture helps companies attract top talent, with employees recognizing their employer is invested in their development, boosting loyalty and performance. Learning cultures also lead to greater knowledge sharing and overall organizational effectiveness. Nevertheless, a strong learning culture doesn’t emerge overnight. But there are strategies businesses can leverage to ensure that it ultimately becomes a reality.

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