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Organizations won’t be able to harness the benefits of the latest technology if nobody in the company can work with the new tool or program. Continuously adding outside talent isn’t feasible, so companies will need to develop their own workforce. HR technology specialist Neelie Verlinden’s brief guide lists formal and informal methods to keep your workforce up-to-date.

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Neelie Verlinden is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of AIHR Digital.


The future of work depends on a workforce that remains up-to-date with rapidly evolving digital technology.

Organizations face skill gaps for two main reasons. First, the retiring baby boom generation has left organizations with a sizable knowledge and skills gap that younger workers can’t easily fill. Second, rapidly evolving digital technology has created a mismatch between the skills workers have and the skills organizations need.

Organizations can upskill their workforce in seven different ways.

Organizations have several methods at their disposal to upskill their workforce:

  1. Learning and development – To make learning effective, companies must create an L&D strategy based on employees’ training needs and monitor progress...

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