Building A Skills-Based Organization: The Exciting But Sober Reality | Josh Bersin

Talent Management

This article by Josh Bersin discusses creating a skills-based organization—highlighting the realities and challenges associated with its implementation, and providing considerations for practitioners who are responsible for navigating these challenges. While there are too many useful insights to summarize adequately from this in-depth article, a few points to highlight are: 1) Building a comprehensive skills …

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How To Build a Skills-Based Organization: 10 Steps for HR | AIHR

Talent Management

Many organizations are shifting towards skills-based talent practices. However, research by Deloitte reveals that fewer than one in five organizations have fully embraced these practices. To aid HR practitioners in transitioning their organizations to a more skills-based approach, this article outlines 10 steps for building a skills-based organization. These steps are divided into three categories: 1) Building the business …

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5 Ways Companies Are Addressing Skills Gaps in Their Workforce | Harvard Business Review

Talent Development

In today’s economic landscape, characterized by high recession fears and a tight job market, organizations face the challenge of addressing skills gaps while also dealing with budgetary constraints on training. As organizations consider alternative approaches to traditional workforce learning, this article shares five ideas, a few of which are enabled by technology. The five practices include 1) Digital …

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Putting Skills First: A Framework for Action | World Economic Forum and PwC

Talent Management

This new 30-page paper presents a framework for implementing a skills-first approach within an organization. A “skills-first” approach focuses on an individual’s skills and competencies rather than their degrees, job histories, or job titles when it comes to attracting, hiring, developing, and redeploying talent. The framework comprises two main areas: 1) Key enablers: These are tools and innovations that …

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Future of Jobs Report 2023 | The World Economic Forum

Workforce Trends

This report explores how jobs and skills will evolve over the next five years. While there are too many insights to summarize from this massive 296-page report, three insights include: 1) Employers project that 83 million jobs will be lost and that 69 million jobs are projected to be created, constituting a structural labor-market churn of 152 million …

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5 Ways AI Shifts How Organizations Think About Skills Data | Gartner’s April HR Leaders Monthly

HR Technology

As technology continues to be one of HR’s top investments for enabling talent strategy, this new 52-page April issue of Gartner’s HR Leader’s monthly includes seven articles related to this topic. The articles focus on major tech trends HR leaders need to be aware of in 2023, ways HR technology can advance a more human employee …

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The Skills Revolution and the Future of Learning and Earning | World Government Summit 2023 and McKinsey

Talent Development

Much has been written about how the half-life of skills—meaning that the skill is about half as valuable as before— continues to decline rapidly. For example: an IBM Institute for Business Value report notes that the average half-life of many skills has shortened from five to two years and a half. Another report by World Economic Forum shows that 40% …

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The Skills Revolution is Now | Mercer

Talent Management

Skills-based talent practices (SBTP) continue to be a focus of many firms. However, the shift to SBTP can be a long journey, requiring practitioners to answer various questions about the operationalization and implementation of SBTP. This paper provides insights into five of those questions: 1) What skills do we need, and how will we incorporate a skills taxonomy …

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2023 Workplace Learning Report | LinkedIn Learning

Talent Development

This 52-page LinkedIn Learning report overviews various learning and development topics, including internal mobility, upskilling/reskilling, and career development. Regarding internal mobility, only 15% of surveyed workers report that their employer actively encourages them to seek new opportunities within the company. (p.27). My Take: While many organizations are introducing tech platforms to enable internal mobility, organizations often approach …

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10 Questions and Answers About Skills-Based Talent Practices | Curated from Deloitte’s Report on Skills

Talent Management

Many organizations continue to make the transition to skills-based talent practices. As talent practitioners think through the various aspects of this transition, I have curated this one-page summary—comprised of 10 questions and answers— from Deloitte’s 101-page report, Building Tomorrow’s Skills-based Organization (SBO): Jobs Aren’t Working Anymore. The one page-summary addresses questions such as: How many organizations have successfully …

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