Reskilling After COVID-19
The Chamber has been hosting events where reskilling continues to come up as a talking point; reskilling, the effort to retrain workers from your workforce so that they may use newly acquired skills to remain functional in changing work environments is a hot topic.
The Harvard Business Review has also presented work on reskilling recently, in particular, identifying trends that are occurring in workplaces as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The authors suggest that among other factors, mechanisms are need to, “assess missing skill sets quickly and rapidly retrain laid-off workers.” Adding that, “doing so requires speedy and seamless collaboration across different sectors, as this crisis cannot be dealt with either by the private sector or by governmental agencies alone.”
The Chamber has long been an advocate of public/private partnerships and the work presented in this article from a case study in Sweden has garnered our attention.
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