The US Department of Labor reported 4.5 million workers quitting or changing their jobs—the highest number in history. Technology and digitization are changing the way the world works.
With a growing skill gap due to a larger set of employees retiring and a rapid switch to ways of working, the talent of government working professionals is a profound emerging concern.
Workforce development and talent shortage are top concerns for US Government leaders. So how government leaders can ensure their workforce are in sync with the latest technologies and ways of work? While the most of private sector has already transformed and transformed as well rapidly, the government sector it is yet to.
Enabling the workforce on technology, skills, and attributes can benefit government organizations to create more value and increase productivity while remaining aligned to a globally changing work environment.
Here are three corporate performance strategies that can address the issue:
- Skilling the workforce:
The skill challenge: According to a 2020 World Economic Forum report, 50% of employees will need reskilling and ‘critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of skills. And a majority of business leaders (94%) expect employees to pick new skills on the job – a sharp rise from 65% in 2018.
The strategy: To skill the workforce organizations can leverage a blended approach with time-intensive learning programs. The job-centric workforce development will focus on the capability development of government employees and provide the targeted skills training and performance enablers.
The aligned learning solution: By having learning programs aligned specific to the industry standard critical for marketplace success, organizations can achieve the desired success.
- Utilizing microlearning solutions in continuous work:
New-hire orientation: The extensive knowledge and induction program at any government organization requires a new employee to undergo rigorous training. Giving staff a specific, focused, and engaging learning nugget, during their induction will retain knowledge better.
Learning while working: With the shrinking shelf-life of most of the learning curriculum and digital skills, continuous reskilling becomes essential for government employees. To carry a large chunk of information in the current age is a challenge for the modern workforce.
With the rapid advancement and changing technologies, we have seen a surge in people skills requirements, constant process modifications, and continuous improvement to customer services. By allowing the government workforce with easy access to critical information in just-in-time, how-to-dos, reinforcement of knowledge, and other performance support options, we enable them for performance.
- Outsourcing learning solutions vendor:
Today, government organizations are embracing job-centric learning solutions from trusted eLearning partners. To leverage performance solutions that would link such solutions to business performance, allowing speed to productivity.
From training need identification, and analysis, to the development of customized learning solutions, an eLearning service consultant helps achieve the focused target. There are vast information available and vast employee numbers at various places, so it becomes difficult to arrange for standard learning program or to execute standard learning program. By having a dedicated learning consultant for the specific organizational workforce development challenge, customized learning can work wonders.
Not only the expert can strategize the learning to address the learning need, but it will also be possible to evaluate the impact of learning and analyze the training efforts.
To sum up, government organizations are already striving to be future-ready and learning strategies can shape their future capability. Strong customized performance solutions support employees to transform properly and significantly increase their efficiency at the workplace.
While government organizations redesign their digital platforms, ecosystems, and infrastructure, they are actively seeking their workforce towards capability development.
If you are looking to cut through the noise and create a holistic learning strategy, consult a learning solution provider and develop workforce capability today.