COVID-19 and the recovery
The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a significant change to our patterns, both at work and from a personal perspective. Some people are finding themselves out of work, furloughed temporarily, or with an uncertain future due to the economic impact. We don’t yet know how long this will take to play out or what the recovery will look like. We can, however, take positive steps to protect our own well-being, and that of our employees, and put us in a better position both now and for the future.
Using our time wisely during the crisis
During the crisis, there is increased opportunity for individuals to develop new skills and complete online training to better prepare for a future which might involve a change in responsibilities or job.
- Update your skills profile: An up-to-date skills profile or digital CV which shows the skills you currently have – including skills which are current but not necessarily utilised in your current job (your company may need to tap into some of these additional skills).
- Identify roles and requirements: Access to profiles for current and future roles or jobs, so that you have a clear picture of the skills needed, and the ability to perform gap analysis and development planning.
- Develop your skills: A Development Action Plan which includes identification of potential training and other development actions which are specifically mapped to your development needs – including online training and certifications which you can complete whilst observing self-isolation and social distancing constraints.
- Build a complete skills inventory: Know all of the skills of your current workforce – not just the skills they are using in their current role, as you may need to ask people to perform different tasks or stand in for resources who are unavailable.
- Identify and prioritise the skills you need: Consider business continuity needs, identifying roles that need filling and skills gaps which need addressing.
- Find people with the best fit: Sometimes the fit might not be perfect, you might be asking people to resurrect skills from earlier in their career or do their best with only a partial match to a role.
- Plan and execute development actions: Give the workforce the support they need to develop the required skills for current and future roles. In the worst case scenario, some of these workers may need support to prepare for different jobs in the future.
What SkillsTx are doing to help
- FREE online consultation meeting
- FREE training
- FREE company trial
- Supported proof of value
- Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) training
- Individual skills assessment
- SFIA skills discussion and certified skills profile