Why is it so important for companies to reskill & upskill employees?


Kelly Palmer (Author & CLO at Degreed)

Kelly Palmer provides examples of companies that have made upskilling and reskilling their employees a priority. She discusses why this is so important and addresses some of the concerns leaders have about providing employees with new skills. Palmer explains why keeping spending resources on training employees in new types of jobs is a competitive advantage and a recruiting tool.



About Author

Kelly Palmer

Author & CLO at Degreed

Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a bachelor of arts in English/communications and a master of science in adult learning and education technology.

Interviewed By

Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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