Cultivate Talent: Build a Solid Foundation for Upskilling and Reskilling

Jessica mitsch By Jessica Mitsch ● July 22, 2021
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Learn­ing how to cul­ti­vate tal­ent is one of the most impor­tant lead­er­ship skills of any manager.
Invest­ing in the advance­ment of your team’s skills builds your team and com­pa­ny capa­bil­i­ties, it builds loy­al­ty among employ­ees who feel that the com­pa­ny has their best inter­ests front and cen­ter, which in turn improves employ­ee reten­tion and dri­ves down turnover costs, all the more crit­i­cal dur­ing today’s tal­ent crunch, when tech employ­ee appli­cants — from entry to senior lev­el — are hard to find. But it’s not always easy to make the leap from iden­ti­fy­ing tal­ent with the hard and soft skills that con­tribute to suc­cess in a new field or at a more advanced lev­el — to employ­ees mak­ing the leap to engage in, and excel in, train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. There may be sig­nif­i­cant prac­ti­cal gaps in edu­ca­tion or skill sets, and sig­nif­i­cant con­cerns about their cur­rent work roles and fam­i­ly respon­si­bil­i­ties — that should be addressed before com­pa­nies invest in, and employ­ees engage in, upskilling or reskilling training.

Why is prepa­ra­tion need­ed before train­ing? Why isn’t edu­ca­tion­al train­ing enough of a launch pad to cul­ti­vate talent?

Across all forms of higher education, underperformance is a principal factor affecting success. In the United States, the overall dropout rate for undergraduate college students is 40%. Top reasons for dropout include inadequate academic preparation and lack of tactical and emotional support. Many students are underprepared for the level of rigor that higher education entails. The same goes for coding bootcamps and other professional programs. Time must be taken to acclimate and prepare individuals before they take on training so that individuals, and the companies who sponsor their training, benefit from the investment of resources.

Enter Momentum.

Momentum prepares talented employees for the demands of training, to build a strong foundation for their upward career trajectory, through a proven, multi-faceted approach. This workshop cultivation series prepares employees for training program expectations, addresses concerns about managing course load in tandem with professional and personal time commitments, and teaches students time management and organization skills useful for both course duration and throughout their careers.

1. Pre­pare for Train­ing Pro­gram Expectations

In order to cul­ti­vate tal­ent, Momen­tum pre­pares employ­ees for train­ing pro­gram expec­ta­tions by pro­vid­ing, and explain­ing, cus­tomized, repeat­able mate­ri­als pri­or to the pro­gram start, address­es employ­ee con­cerns about man­ag­ing course load in tan­dem with pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al time com­mit­ments, and teach­es stu­dents time man­age­ment and orga­ni­za­tion skills use­ful for both course dura­tion and through­out their careers.

2. Cus­tomize Sched­ules to Sup­port Both Team and Indi­vid­ual Needs

When we say cul­ti­vate tal­ent” that not only refers to prepa­ra­tion of the learn­er, but also tech team man­age­ment. If train­ing is not planned as a full-time pro­gram, Momen­tum will col­lab­o­rate with man­agers on tai­lor­ing a work-train­ing hybrid sched­ule that is most effec­tive for both the group and participants.

3. Tai­lor Cur­ricu­lum to Pro­vide Job-Ready Talent

Momen­tum part­ners with our clients to match train­ing to their cur­rent and planned tech demands. After ana­lyz­ing our clients’ tech­nol­o­gy objec­tives, Momen­tum instruc­tors plan prac­ti­cal projects tai­lored to those objec­tives — to train tal­ent with the con­fi­dence, and the skills, to con­tribute val­ue Day 1 in their new roles.
To learn more about how Momen­tum cul­ti­vates tal­ent, and learn about oth­er tech­nol­o­gy and busi­ness upskilling train­ing we pro­vide to help our clients trans­form tal­ent, please vis­it our web­site or email us direct­ly at info@​momentumlearn.​com.

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