Leadership in Global Education
Skills and Knowledge Gaps
Professional development is crucial for an organization to gain competitive advantage and attract and retain talent. And yet, since the global financial crisis of 2007–08, there hasn’t been a significant increase in employee training. The resulting gaps — the difference between an organization’s skill and knowledge needs and its workforce’s current capabilities — have grown wider in the ensuing years.
To keep staff skilled up in our fast-changing world, it’s essential that employers invest in continuous training to support their initiatives. Gone are the times when education stopped after college graduation.
Apollo connects educators and employers around the globe, preparing your workforce for the realities of a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Whether your operations are in Brazil, South Africa, England, or Mexico, we’ll work with you to:
- Identify the best practices your organization needs to successfully close the skills and knowledge gaps hindering your organization
- Create training programs tied to business goals
- Provide a customizable, scalable, state-of-the-art learning and development experience
- Measure outcomes and track behavior change
One of the greatest challenges facing the majority of organizations around the globe today is keeping employees engaged.
Apollo is dedicated to rethinking employee engagement, starting with the premise that one of the factors impacting low morale and job satisfaction is managers and human resource professionals focusing too much on measuring employee happiness and engagement rather than changing behaviors and creating tools that generate employee engagement. In short, business leaders and educators need to stop substituting measurement for action. Instead, they need to focus on what their staff do, rather than asking questions and measuring responses.
We work with our clients to take employee engagement from poor to great, helping leaders and educators communicate with their staff about how important their roles are and how they contribute to the organization’s overall purpose.
We don’t view employee engagement as a “problem” that management and HR, even with Apollo’s help, can “fix”. Instead, we view it as an ongoing discussion — with equal parts listening and talking — about creating a work environment and learning culture that leads to:
- Higher productivity
- Increased sales
- Improved customer satisfaction
- Greater profits
Innovation and Cultural Change
Innovation is essential to creating and sustaining a competitive advantage in a cluttered marketplace facing increased global competition and razor-thin margins. But too often, some employees and business leaders are suspicious of new ideas, or simply don’t want to stick their neck out for a new project that might fail.
The good news is, we’re committed to working with your staff and emerging leaders to teach them the mindset and techniques to embrace innovation in a way that can help spur on cultural change in your organization.
Whether you’re part of a multinational conglomerate or a mid-sized company that conducts business in a single country, we’ll work with you to link innovation to business goals in ways that can:
- Improve communication
- Encourage collaboration
- Support creativity
Transforming Global Education
Apollo is dedicated to transforming learning to solve the problems confronting your organization. Whether your biggest problem is globalization, growing revenue, a lack of competencies, the relentless pace of technology, or just change generally, Apollo will partner with you to:
- Bridge the skills and knowledge gaps
- Generate employee engagement
- Thrive with a new culture of innovation