Upskilling The Workforce: Preparing For 2021

Upskilling The Workforce: Preparing For 2021

Benjamin Brustis, HR Consulting Manager with Gemini Development, looks ahead at 2021 and opportunities for organisations that are looking to invest in their people.

Upskilling your workforce has never been more important; in a year when headcounts are frozen and budgets and resources for new hiring are minimal, how to get the most out of your current workforce and how to unleash their potential in this fast-changing economic and social environment have become absolutely vital. Many organizations realized they could not rely on the usual ways to maintain their organization’s performance and this is why we are seeing a lot of organizations opting to invest in upskilling/reskilling their current workforce.

One example of our involvement in talent development this year has been a successful leadership training program for a prominent French pharmaceutical company as part of our Launching Leaders™ program offering.

Over the course of 3 full days over 5 months, Gemini Development delivered an immersive and dynamic training to the senior management team centered around leadership competencies, individual coaching sessions focusing on personal development action plans and goal development, ultimately culminating in a group leadership simulation experience on the last day of the training program.

Such is just one of many examples in a series of highly customizable client-centric trainings, alongside other programs such as the Gemini Team Booster™ focused on team effectiveness or Inclusive Leadership trainings on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which can be tailored to flexible audiences, group sizes, timelines and budgets.

Invest in people, not ideas. How are you planning to invest in your people in 2021?