WAR ON TALENT
Decades have now distanced businesses from the idea that their access to labour and investment in machinery would give them the competitive edge. Instead, in the modern knowledge era, it is the ability to attract, develop and retain skills and harness latest technologies that are the driving forces behind commercial success across industries.
Keeping abreast of tech or machinery requires the capacity to invest. And, yes, upgrades in tech are far more demanding than upgrades in machinery ever were, but they can also be more affordable.
However, the challenge of attracting, developing and retaining a skilled workforce is a totally different ball-game from accessing labour, and it is no wonder that so many companies today just do not have the talent they need in order to really optimise their businesses and achieve their goals.
Today’s businesses need to understand the importance of a learning culture in order to effectively compete for talent. This is the view of Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn, a leading South African learning solutions business offering a range of learnership and training solutions that address critical skills shortages.
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