The Learning Xchange

What Is the Half-Life of Your Skills?

August 20, 2021 Matthew Brown, VP of Learning and Brand Success Episode 43
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What Is the Half-Life of Your Skills?
Show Notes

There’s one thing that’s crystal clear in the learning and development world. Training is never a one-and-done thing. The best kind of training is ongoing and is a constant feature in any workplace.

Many organizations realize the importance of training and are eager to teach new skills, but what about older skills? 

Skills you trained for just a couple of years ago are in danger of being outdated unless you revisit them. We call this a “skills half-life.” 

In this episode of The Learning Xchange, Matthew Brown, Schoox’s VP of Learning and Brand Success, joins Karen Clem, Director of Talent Development, to discuss the half-life of skills in the workplace. 

Listen to this episode to find out:

  • What a skills half-life means 
  • How quickly the need for skills changes
  • The difference between durable and perishable skills
  • Why should try to plan ahead and anticipate the need for retraining 

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