Managers are the backbone of any organisation, but they're often bogged down by the time-consuming task of training and developing junior talent. But what if we told you that investing in the upskilling of your Gen-Z workforce can not only improve the performance and productivity of your team but also significantly reduce the workload for managers?
By providing junior talent with the necessary skills to succeed, managers can focus on their core responsibilities, such as client-facing tasks, instead of spending time on training. Gone are the days when managers had to spend hours training junior talent on the job.
Let’s explore the benefits of upskilling your Gen-Z workforce and how it can help managers and the whole team to unlock their potential and achieve significant long-term results.
Upskilling your Gen-Z workforce not only improves the performance and productivity of your team but also significantly reduces the workload for managers. By providing junior talent with the necessary skills to succeed, managers can focus on their core responsibilities, such as client-facing tasks, instead of spending time on training and development.
Perhaps the biggest challenge facing managers today is finding the time to train and develop their junior talent. Investing in the upskilling of your Gen-Z workforce not only takes the pressure off managers but also by providing junior talent with the right training, managers get back 2+ hours per week, per junior talent. This significant extra time can be used for increased productivity, engagement, and innovation in their own roles – a positive ripple-effect across the business’s ROI.
Gone are the days when managers had to spend hours training junior talent on the job. With a well-trained and confident team, managers can have peace of mind that their team is well-equipped to handle their workload and that they can focus on their own responsibilities. This means happier and more engaged managers with a heavy load of pressure off.
As Raphael explains, "We help managers. They get hours back where they don't have to teach those mundane tasks. They become more productive because they don't have to teach the same skills and tricks and tips, again and again – because we take this on for them. At Hyphen, we bring together and tap into training from the best managers from all over the world and make it accessible for any kind of company, which means that the training you receive from us might be better than the training you receive from your own manager."
Investing in your junior talent is also an investment in managers. Happier and more engaged managers have a trickle-down effect on the whole team – all resulting in a more productive and efficient organisation overall, making employees likely to stay with the company.
In fact, according to a study, the development of junior talent can lead to a 25% improvement in retention within the first six months. This results in a higher return on investment for your company. By upskilling your Gen-Z workforce, you are not only investing in their growth but also in the growth of your company as a whole.
As your junior talent becomes more confident and trusted in their abilities to succeed in their roles, they are more likely to stay with your company, reducing disruptive staff turnover and the costs of recruiting and training new hires.
As Raphael explains, “The business benefits are twofold. Both talent and managers can become more productive.”
“On the one side, the junior talent expects learning, otherwise, they're not even coming – or they leave – which goes back to the retention issue. The right training means they can be productive from day one.”
“Junior talent can grow and are able to get more work done because we give them the tools to prioritise effectively, which means in the day of eight hours they can be so much more productive than before.”
What does that mean for the manager? “They’re getting time back now they don't have to teach those tasks. Because, looking at the reality of the world we’re in right now, ‘hybrid’ is the future, so managers will have one-on-one sessions with their team to explain things, which is so time-consuming.”
“Essentially, we are removing pressure from the managers and enabling them to focus on the important tasks again, which means giving feedback to their Gen-Z talent and working on moving the business forward.”
- Raphael Eder, Hyphen CEO
In conclusion, investing in the upskilling of your Gen-Z workforce is a game changer for managers and the entire organisation.
By providing junior talent with the necessary skills to succeed, managers can focus on their core responsibilities, such as client-facing tasks, instead of spending time on training. It improves the performance and productivity of your team, whilst significantly reducing the workload for managers and gives them back valuable time to focus on their own roles, not to mention making them happier and more engaged.
At Hyphen, we understand the importance of providing top-notch training for junior talent and the knock-on effects on managers and our unique platform taps into training from the best managers from all over the world and make it accessible for any kind of company.
Let us take on the training of your junior talent so your managers can perform by focusing on what they do best.