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When to Start Upskilling for a Transformation – Medium Term Training
May 25, 2021

Preparation is necessary for companies that want to successfully digitally transform. New technology and practices take time to learn and understand. A simple breakdown of the preparation needed to transform successfully includes deciding on goals, identifying what technology and practices will help accomplish those goals, training workers to operate new technology and follow new practices, and finally, implementing new technologies and practices. The order of these steps to prepare for transformation is important because, without foresight and advanced knowledge, the transformation will lag and could result in failure. The right time to start upskilling your employees for new technology implementation follows a medium-term training timeline.

A medium-term training timeline is consistent with starting nine to eighteen months before implementing new technology and practices. Medium-term training is a key strategic factor for companies that want to prepare for the future of work and enable a smooth transformation to the advanced infrastructure. This timeline allows ample time for the company to organize and execute effective training. It also allows workers time to complete training and review the necessary skills until mastery [1].

Timing is key. Waiting until just months before new technology and practices are expected to be used is too late for an effective transformation and upskilling learning journey. Rushing this process can result in productivity and performance issues. Having employees ready for transformation is very important to keep processes running smoothly and enable a higher ROI [2].

According to PWC, "one of HR's greatest challenges today is fostering the understanding of evolving competencies required by workers to remain employable and efficient on the job" [3]. The solution to this problem to offer more targeted training. This training should be on an annual basis and workforce-wide to encompass current and future needs to support advancement.

Another reason why this medium-term training is necessary is that hiring employees with the skills required for new technology and practices is often incredibly difficult and expensive. There is a global skills gap for advanced tech-savvy workers. If your company follows a medium-term training timeline, the skills which are needed for new tech can be identified, and workers can be upskilled to meet those needs.

Medium-term training provides the cushion your company needs to prepare effectively and work out all the kinks before a significant transformation occurs. This smooth transformation will save your company time and money and is a highly underrated approach.

How Can Your Company Launch an Upskilling Program to Train Your Workforce Easily and Effectively? 

Companies who desire to have a smooth transformation must start training 9-18 months before implementation, depending on the scale of the transformation. An entire workforce upskilling program may seem like a daunting endeavor; however, partnering with an online learning platform and course content provider is a simple process. Your company can have a scalable and comprehensive upskilling program within thirty days and prepare your workforce for the future.

Here are key elements that online learning platforms need to provide value to your company and employees:

  • Custom branded platform and courses that are uniquely relevant to your workforce 
  • Engaging delivery methods that keep employees actively learning 
  • AI and advanced data capabilities for better learning outcomes and insights 
  • Positive user experience and high retention rates 
  • Turn-key systems capable of immediate implementation with no learning curve

Preparation is the key to success. If your company wants to start its digital transformation, start looking for an online learning platform provider to meet your needs.

Amesite Offers a Single, Easy to Use, Scalable Solution  

Launch an upskilling program that prepares your workforce for a smooth transformation that saves your company time and money.  

Amesite is the premier online learning ecosystem provider on the market today. We are well-positioned to provide your business with what it needs to prepare the workforce of the future.

Amesite's platform is high-tech and AI-powered. We specialized in scalable, custom branded online learning environments and content curation to meet employer's unique needs and support the business's upskilling efforts. Artificial Intelligence drives some of the most compelling experiences on the internet, and Amesite brings these tools to education in a novel and transformative way.

Amesite's platform offers excellent insights to learners and employers using advanced data analytics, unparalleled ease of use, features that build communication and engagement, and provides compelling custom content.

Amesite's product is easy to acquire, use, scale, and offers:

  • Deploy a fully managed and custom branded enterprise learning platform plus customized courses that enable you to deliver job-specific certifications quickly and efficiently for your staff. 
  • AI and machine learning integration to identify trends and make informed decisions while upskilling your teams with comprehensive data analytics and customizable dashboards. 
  • Attract and keep employees engaged with social media-inspired interface design and the most up-to-date content. Build employee networks that improve your organization's success.  

Amesite creates outstanding learning experiences delivered on its advanced platform, providing an excellent user experience for employees. Using AI and advanced analytics to provide fresh content creates an important context for learning. Coupled with outstanding services, these experiences deepen professionals' interest in subjects important to their company's goals.  Amesite's unprecedented retention rate in the enterprise sector is 100%. 

Let Amesite help your company upskill today! Request a Demo!

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Resources: 

[1-3] PWC. The Lost Workforce. 2019. https://www.pwc.com/m1/en/world-government-summit/documents/wgs-lost-workforce.pdf Accessed May 18, 2021.