Upskilling vs. Reskilling: What’s the Difference?

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They sound similar but mean very different things to employers and staff. Reskilling is when a staff member learns an entirely new set of skills, often with the hope of moving to a new role. Upskilling, on the other hand, is when staff members learn skills that will make them better at their current jobs. Many healthcare organizations can benefit from offering employee upskilling and reskilling programs to staff.

The infographic below, Upskilling vs. Reskilling: What’s the Difference, will help you understand the two learning programs by highlighting how they can be applied in various scenarios.