Talent (and specifically skills) mobility now, more than ever, is a priority for organizations as people across industries are redeployed to support Covid-19 efforts.
Mobilizing your talent based on their skills builds long-term agility into your workforce. It can help to retain and occupy workers during a challenging time and provide much-needed skills and experience to other industries. It also helps workers to develop their skills and experience, and their cross-functional knowledge. Talent that is mobilized can learn new skills and broaden existing ones — and bring that back to your organization. Setting up your workforce to operate in this way creates a talent pool of readily sourced on-demand talent that can be resourced quickly, to fill gaps across other parts of the business.
Transferable skills. Many skills are applicable in multiple contexts. EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic cabin crew — skilled at supporting and work with people in multiple situations, used to working long hours, and provide first aid under pressure — have been redeployed to help with the UK’s temporary field hospitals. Scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts recently refocused on research and testing, running up to 2,000 Covid-19 tests every day. Meanwhile, Toronto-based TD Bank has redeployed 2,000 workers from its retail locations to help handle upsurges in its contact centers. Read more here…
Source: The Staffing Stream