Upskilling and Reskilling: The Secret to Retaining Talent and Doing More with Less

Over 93,000 employees of U.S.-based tech companies were laid off in the first 2 months of 2023. As we head further into economic uncertainty, every company is faced with the challenge of doing more with less—less talent, less budget, less time, and fewer resources. One way companies can maximize what they already have is by […]

What a Difference a Mentor Makes

It’s National Mentoring month and HR Daily Advisor is celebrating by encouraging HR professionals to become mentors to someone in their organization and/or network. National Mentoring Month was created in 2002 by Mentoring.org, a mentoring advocacy organization created more than 30 years ago, and the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health to “amplify, encourage, and […]

How Skills-Based Hiring Can Boost an Organization

The pursuit of talent has never been more intense. Organizations are scrambling to fill positions that have been vacant since the pandemic-induced Great Resignation. Interestingly, while 63% of employers face talent shortages, 94% of HR decision-makers have trouble finding qualified candidates.   Hiring managers need help meeting their staffing needs through traditional recruiting activities. It begs […]

Celebrating National Learning and Development Month

With National Learning and Development Month well underway, it’s important that HR leaders and organizations strive to create a culture that encourages learning and development. As organizations continue to struggle with employee retention and turnover rates, learning, development, and upskilling opportunities can be essential in engaging and investing in employees. In fact, a recent Gallup […]

How Upskilling Can Help Recession-Proof Your Résumé

In the world of recruitment, a résumé is powerful. True, it’s not a deal breaker when it comes to the final hiring decision; it carries all the weight in the early stages of the hiring process and takes on greater significance in times of economic uncertainty. With all of the signs pointing to a global […]

Companies Continue Increasing L&D Spending

With wage pressures pushing employee compensation demands higher and inflation and supply chain issues further straining employer finances, one might expect that budgets for learning and development would shrink or even be put on hold while the storms pass.

Upskilling the Workforce: Duke Energy Makes Major Training Investment in Florida

A recent six-figure training investment by the Florida-based subsidiary of electric utilities provider Duke Energy, the Duke Energy Foundation and Duke Energy Florida, highlights the growing importance and recognized need of talent development among major employers. Employers today are likely pulling their hair out trying to find and keep qualified workers in the wake of […]

5 Ways to Upskill Your Employees Without Causing Burnout

On paper, upskilling sounds like a great idea. It gives your workforce something to focus on in their downtime, increases their skill set, and makes them more valuable to your business. However, for this to work, managers need to be aware of the human element. Pushing extra training programs on your employees without providing adequate […]


How Upskilling and Reskilling Workers Went from a ‘Good Idea’ to a Necessity

The Great Resignation is alive and well. In November of last year, a record 4.5 million U.S. workers left their jobs, and the trend isn’t slowing down. One report asserts that “three out of four full-time employees are planning to quit their job this year.” While the pandemic is partly to blame for mass resignations, […]


Upskilling Versus Re-Skilling

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, companies around the world have been faced with changes in the skills necessary to succeed, as well as more difficulty in hiring new staff or replacing departing employees. Many employers have resigned themselves to the idea that they can’t easily bring on new staff […]