Cultivate Talent: Build a Resilient and Successful Team
Let’s dive into the ins and outs of upskilling, and what it means to cultivate talent.
So your business has identified talent for its next corporate training? To ensure successful completion of any training program, employees should be prepared for program demands and expectations. This is an important step that is often overlooked within an upskilling strategy, however, in practice there are a number of holes that must be filled between identification and training.
Momentum is partnering with companies to meet their digital demands and build technical workforces. We provide services and guidance at each step throughout the upskilling process — including helping businesses cultivate talent. Whether your business is looking to improve diversity and inclusion, or is focused on retention and succession planning, ensuring your team members are prepared prior to training, will ensure overall success.
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 academic disqualification and lack of 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. This is where learning how to cultivate talent comes into the picture.
Prepare for Training Program Expectations
Candidates for upskilling who are in entry-level roles may or may not have a traditional education background. Momentum programs are demanding, and students are expected to work both in teams and independently. So, knowing how to balance current responsibilities at work with training commitments is an important skill to develop. Momentum can provide students with customized, repeatable materials prior to the program start. These materials will prepare students for classroom expectations that they may not have practice with, like being comfortable asking questions in class.
Teach Tech Team Managers to Tailor Schedules
Talent Cultivation not only refers to preparation of the learner, but also tech team management. Throughout the duration of the program, employees may have certain work responsibilities to tend to while balancing training. Managers should be prepared to tailor work schedules in accordance with the time commitment of the training program. Momentum can work with tech team leaders to make these adjustments.
Fit Curriculum to Meet Technical Needs
A company’s training curriculum should be fitted to directly meet the needs of the organization. Taking the time to evaluate IT needs ahead of time and identifying the skills employees should be walking away with will serve valuable in the long run. By partnering with Momentum to cultivate talent prior to training, we can ensure your corporate training will be worthwhile and make real progress in your digital transformation.
To learn more about how we cultivate talent, or other upskilling services offered at Momentum, visit our website.