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The need for upskilling in the modern workplace

The need for upskilling in the modern workplace

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By Maya Rice-Boshi
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up·skill

/ˈəpˌskil/

verb

teach (an employee) additional skills.
“this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities”

  • (of an employee) learn additional skills.
    “they will provide grants of up to 75% for staff who decide to upskill”

(Oxford Languages)

The new norm

The technological revolution resulting from the coronavirus pandemic ushered in a need to upskill. Whether it was for the purpose of sharpening existing skills or adding on an industry-specific skill set, a highly competitive job market meant that platforms like LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, and Coursera engaged with an unprecedented number of users in 2020 and onwards. 

In fact, following the pandemic, it has become a sort of norm to engage in this type of learning, both inside and outside of work hours. In many cases, workplaces will even sponsor the cost of courses as employers are increasingly interested in closing skill gaps for existing employees rather than hiring new staff or outsourcing contractors. 

Cause and effect

The World Economic Forum has named upskilling as being crucial to the post-pandemic world, claiming it could boost the global GDP by $6.5 trillion and create 5.3 million jobs by 2030. Forbes has called it “a tectonic shift in the workplace caused by technology”, adding that this shift has been driven by digital transformation

In our 2022 State of Digital Adoption report, we found that 67% of enterprises are under “incredible pressure” to accelerate digital transformation. This pressure is compounded by the concerns of decision makers, 60% of which worry that the progress of digital projects will be impeded by slow user adoption. 

An exclusive upskilling opportunity for DAP professionals

This year, at Elevate 2022, there will be a special opportunity that can further help qualify digital adoption (DAP) professionals: on-site certification. In-person attendees can pick from one of three learning tracks and return home with a new LinkedIn badge from WalkMe. 

Through this offering, DAP professionals have the perfect opportunity to establish themselves as leaders in an exponentially growing industry. 

What is Elevate?

Elevate is the event designed to propel you to the next phase of your development as a DAP professional. Broaden your perspective of what a Digital Adoption strategy can be, learn new tactics and best practices, and connect with the brightest minds in Digital Adoption today. 

This year, the event will be held in San Francisco. Those who can’t make it in person can join us virtually for select keynote presentations and success stories directly from our customers.

Save the date for Elevate 2022

How to participate

Registration  for Elevate opens on August 23. Save the date to get a reminder to register for either the virtual or in-person experience.

Plus, stay tuned for more details on the event as well as the learning tracks mentioned in this post. 

See you soon!

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Maya Rice-Boshi
Maya is a Content Marketing Writer at WalkMe, specializing in storytelling and content strategy. She acquired a degree in Media & Communications in her home country of Australia, after which she moved to Israel and began her writing career as a ghostwriter for tech executives. When she's not writing, you can find her lost in a book or planning her next camping trip.