People and Performance Podcast

The Benefits of Upskilling and Reskilling Employees with Dr. Spencer Niles

February 03, 2022 Fidello Inc. Season 3 Episode 3
People and Performance Podcast
The Benefits of Upskilling and Reskilling Employees with Dr. Spencer Niles
Show Notes

With record numbers of resignations, retaining your top talent is tough. Many, many employees are on the move because they want to transition into a new role or improve skills in particular areas. So what if you could help your people reskill or upskill?

In this episode, we talk about the tools and resources needed to ensure successful L&D initiatives and how it could help you retain your best employees.

Pod co-hosts Chris Bjorling and Bill Banham are joined by Dr. Spencer Niles, professor of counselor education and co-director of the THRIVE Research and Intervention Center at the William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Niles is also Senior Vice President, Career Planning and Development at Kuder, a career guidance solutions provider.

Listen as Dr Niles shares what he thinks it takes for leaders to develop an environment that successfully elevates employee wellbeing and professional development.

Questions Include:

  • What is the case for learning new skills? How can it open up new possibilities for job seekers?
  • What are some of the opportunities available to employees and employers if they get their career guidance and L&D efforts right?
  • How far can transferable skills get you in a career transition?
  • Companies are desperate right now to retain their top talent. How can providing avenues to upskill and transition into new roles ensure an employer keeps their best people?
  • As we look to wrap up, we like to ask our guests: from a culture and people processes perspective, what does a high-performing org mean to you? 


Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance

The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.

Chris Bjorling, Co-host

Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.

For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.

Bill Banham, Co-host

Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.

Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.

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