The digital age is constantly changing and challenging industry leaders to think in new, creative, and more innovative ways.
As technology advances almost at the speed of light, business leaders find themselves asking: How can we keep up with all of the changes? How can we react quickly and sustain our products and services?
The answer is in agility. Putting the right people in the right place with the right skills is no longer enough. Today’s volatile business environment demands that companies hire people who are flexible and who have an agile mindset.
A company is agile only when its employees are agile. All levels of hierarchy across all departments must exhibit agility in order for it to experiment, innovate, and be productive and successful.
How do companies weave agility into their overall business structure?
Here are 3 ways:
1) Make the most of your internal talent.
Your best talent might be hiding under your own roof. Make opportunities for job growth open to them and internally recruit for key positions.
2) Move beyond “post and pray” to modern, intelligent talent acquisition.
Savvy use of modern technologies can be used to move the recruitment of high-quality candidates in your company’s favor and pilot large-scale recruitment plans.
3) Weave continuous, collaborative, effective learning into your corporate culture.
If your workforce is short on skills, that means there aren’t enough people to fill every single position. If that is the case, consider training internal talent with innovative learning strategies.