As job markets and workforce demand change, organizations need to rethink about how to stay competitive.
2022 caused a huge amount of change for organizations worldwide, with flow-on-effects in terms of the skills companies need to continue to be successful. The technological advances, new ways of working, and new expectations from business leaders and employees, have all created a situation where new learning is no longer a ‘nice-to-have'—it’s vital.
By 2025, a survey by the World Economic Forum predicts that machines are set to draw level with humans in terms of tasks commonly performed in the workplace.
Companies questioned in the survey expected machines to take ground away from humans in the share of task hours across every discipline, from information and data processing, to administering, performing physical and manual work activities, and reasoning and decision-making.
The logical result of this finding is that more jobs will inevitably be replaced, with many of today’s professionals needing to develop new skills to stay competitive in the talent market.
But the greater question is how deep the implications are for organizations who, in many cases, have already started realizing that they lack access to the key skills needed to move their businesses forward. Or for those who’ve started questioning how to accompany vast numbers of employees on their upskilling and reskilling journeys.
Companies need to reinvent and adapt both their upskilling and reskilling processes to the new world of work. From preparing for the automation of roles to helping employees choose which skills they want to develop, organizations with a solid strategy will set themselves apart for future success.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of identifying, measuring, and developing the skills of your employees. Help them thrive in their careers, so you can take your business forward.