How Cognisess can empower and reskill the post-pandemic workforce

The pandemic has radically changed the workplace. The way we work has been transformed and there’s been an inevitable surge of technology. For many years, we have discussed the fourth industrial revolution and AI’s impact in the workplace as a disruptive technology. A disruptive technology is when a technology completely transforms an established industry, examples of this include Uber and the smartphone. Machines and algorithms are expected to create 133 million new roles but will replace 75 million positions by 2022, according to the World Economic Forum

This disruptive technology will soon perform the many mundane tasks humans usually undertake. This will not only save time, but allow your employee’s focus to shift to more meaningful work. But in order to do this around 1.4 million employees will need to reskill by 2026. People are the heart of any organisation. Ensuring they have the skills to thrive will allow your business to the same. Many companies are beginning to do this, since the coronavirus outbreak 42% of businesses have increased their reskilling efforts. 

In this blog, we will explore how our platform can facilitate the reskilling process throughout your organisation. 

Assess your employee’s skills

To upskill your workforce you will need to identify their skillset. This will enable you to choose the most appropriate method of training. 

Cognisess has over 60 scientifically-backed assessments which cover hard skills, such as mental arithmetic and spelling, alongside soft skills like emotional intelligence. Soft skills are increasingly in demand due to the advances in technology, so it’s likely you’re aiming to develop this type of skill in your employees.

On the platform, you can select the assessments that are relevant to your upskilling programme.Following this, you can simply assign the assessments to hundreds of employees at once. 

Discover hidden talent

According to Mercer, 78% of employees say they are ready to reskill. The results of the assessments are not only beneficial to the organisation, but the individual. Each test result shows the employee’s skill level in comparison with the general Cognisess’ population. This experience allows the person and the business to have a better understanding of their abilities.

Additionally, their results may uncover hidden talents they didn’t even know they possessed. This may give them the confidence to thrive throughout the retraining process and move into a role they never expected to succeed in. For example, they may thrive in leadership, which LinkedIn identified this year as an in-demand skill. Discovering and investing in your current talent will also create engaged employees, who are more likely to stay at your organisation long term.

Evaluate the process 

It’s important to establish a dialogue with employees before, during and after the upskilling process. A simple method of undertaking this is through our survey tool. It can be stressful for employees to upskill, especially if they are juggling a busy workload, their survey feedback will allow you to adjust the programme so your people can thrive. You could also create a survey so that employees can share what they would like to train in. Not only does this give them a platform to voice their opinions, but also gives HR valuable insight and recommendations for future training. 

You can choose from our survey templates or create your own. The tool is simple and user friendly and allows you to send surveys to departments, individuals or the whole organisation instantly. 

Read more about our surveys here.

Upskilling your employees will ensure they’re ready for the future of work so your organisation can thrive. Our award-winning platform is ready to help you undertake this through our assessments and surveys. If you would like to find out more, please book a demo with our expert team today.