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Internal Mobility – What is it and why is it trending?

We’re hearing a lot of noise about Internal Mobility right now and why it’s the future but what’s it all about? Here’s our sixty-second explainer to demystify the concept and show what it can mean for you.

What is Internal Mobility?

In a nutshell, it’s workers retraining and moving from existing non-technical roles into new technical-roles or hybrid-roles which align with the business goals.

How did it become a thing?

It’s important because digital transformation and automation create a need for more technically skilled employees. This Deloitte report shows how the answer to skills shortages can be found by retraining internal talent.

Why is it shaking up business?

This is a game-changer for businesses losing top talent and yet struggling to hire tech talent. It makes these two issues self-solving through training non-tech talent in technical competencies. Internal mobility also prevents the loss of valuable business intelligence.

Is internal mobility effective?

Yes, reskilling employees and harnessing internal mobility are proven to be effective in terms of cost-benefit, talent retention and accelerated growth.

What are the top three business benefits?

  1. Reduced hiring costs and fewer project delays.
  2. Added value and technical competencies throughout the workforce.
  3. Improved motivation and productivity which accelerates digital transformation.

How do employees benefit from talent mobility?

Avoid Role Redundancy: Employees gain the skills to move into technically relevant roles avoiding redundancy.

Retain Relevance: New skills combined with existing ones open up more opportunities within the organisation.

How does it deliver?

This case study shows how Ulster Bank uses reskilling and talent mobility to successfully drive digital transformation.

Download our brochure to see how Code Institute helps businesses develop a strong internal mobility talent strategy.