If you’ve followed WeLearn and its team for a while, you know we’re huge advocates for Front line Worker development—this idea of investing in your boots-on-the-ground employees because it’s good for their happiness and your bottom line. We know, that was a loaded statement. If you’re new around here, let’s take a minute to unpack that.
If you’re new to WeLearn – welcome to the fam! We’re glad you’re here. We want to get to know you, but also want you to understand what we’re all about. So let’s begin!
If you’ve been following WeThink from the beginning, you have the idea that frontline worker development is an important issue to us. We are not only passionate about it because, well, we’re learning professionals, but also because helping employees grow is a strategy that can be applied to employee retention across almost all industries. Frontline workers, specifically, are an integral part of an organization that don’t always have educational pathway options available to them. And we think that ought to change.
So if you have stuck with us so far, you have learned about the Organizational DNA Model for Workforce Development, we have shared with you the Why? of this model, and we have talked about the important stakeholders in this model. So naturally you are thinking this is a really big thing……. how do we possibly do it?
If you are joining us mid-stream, we have previously talked about the Organizational DNA Model and the why behind it, and now we want to turn our attention to looking at who the important stakeholders are in such a model and those you must engage with.
Here at WeLearn, when we are working with a client on a new project or to take on a big goal, one of our first goals is to get to the “why” of the issue.
Odds are as a talent development leader you are faced with the same challenges many as other talent development leaders– how do I find, develop, retain, and grow the talent that I need in my organization. This rings even truer if your organization is looking to recruit middle skills talent – that talent that has a high school diploma – but requires less training than a four-year degree.
We recently read an article in The Atlantic by Bryan Caplan entitled “The World Might be Better Off Without College for Everyone”. If you have not read it – it is an interesting read – and you can find it here.
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