Upskilling: How Professionals Can Advance Their Careers

The business landscape has seen some major changes of late. One of the significant changes making waves is the increased focus on continuing education and upskilling. As a result of the proliferation of automation and digital transformation, today’s workforce is challenged to keep up with these technological advances – or fall behind.

What is the reason for this increased skill enhancement? At its core, continuing education is essential for professionals across a wide range of industries for one reason: to stay current. Otherwise, there will be a skills gap that can jeopardize the position of the individual and the success of the company. Continuing education – whether conducted by individuals or provided by employers – is a way to fill this gap.

In most cases, companies invest in training opportunities to help employees advance in their current positions. They have found that by doing this, both the employee and the employer win, because more skills can lead to reduced turnover, increased productivity, and increased job satisfaction. While skill upgrading is primarily about learning new skills, it is also about modernizing leadership styles and bringing about cultural change in the company.

To thrive in this ever-changing world, adaptability and continuous improvement are necessary not only for those with career aspirations but also for those in charge.

For more information and professional development tips for managers and employees, see companion resource by Michael Page.

This infographic was created by Michael Page, an employment agency for job site superintendent positions