Organizations Need a Dynamic Approach to Teaching People New Skills | Harvard Business Review

Talent Development

The shelf-life of skills continues to decline rapidly, presenting challenges to firms as they prioritize upskilling and reskilling efforts. According to BCG’s 2021 research on 32 HR and people practices, upskilling and reskilling ranked second in terms of the most significant gaps between current capabilities and future importance. Similarly, LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report found that upskilling and …

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The High Demand for Durable Skills | Emsi, Burning Glass, and America Succeeds

Workforce Trends

The shelf-life of skills continues to decline, presenting challenges to firms as they prioritize upskilling and reskilling efforts. And given the speed at which skills change, there has been renewed interest in what this research report calls durable skills: a combination of how you use what you know—skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity—as well …

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Reviving the Art of Apprenticeship to Unlock Continuous Skill Development | McKinsey Quarterly

Talent Development

According to BCG’s 2021 research on 32 HR and people practices, upskilling, reskilling, and learning and development ranked #2 in terms of the most significant gaps between current capabilities and future importance. Similarly, LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report, found that upskilling and reskilling is the top priority for L&D pros globally. And while many L&D teams are …

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2022 | Gartner

HR Effectiveness

In early 2021, I developed a reference, “2021 HR Priorities: A Summarized View of Nine Sources,” to help practitioners distill the various insights into one view. I linked most collective priorities to Culture, DEI, Employee Wellbeing, Digital Transformation, and Reskilling. As we enter the last months of 2021, new reports will emerge on 2022 priorities, including …

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Future of Work: 2021 and Beyond | Aon and Business Insider Report

Workforce Planning Workforce Trends

Aon, in association with Business Insider, just released the ‘Future of Work: 2021 & Beyond’ report to dig deeper into how firms can continue to prepare and adjust to the changing nature of work, workplace, and workforce. This 36-page report touches on topics such as workforce planning, upskilling and reskilling, and ESG metrics for executive …

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Make Sure Your Company’s Reskilling Efforts Pay Off | Harvard Business Review

Talent Development

Upskilling and reskilling is the top priority for many learning and development organizations, according to the 2021 Linked Workplace Learning Report. Simultaneously, demonstrating the return-on-investment (ROI) of learning initiatives is increasingly important. However, as noted in this HBR article, many companies measure the impact of their investments in reskilling programs using soft metrics like completion rates, satisfaction scores, …

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How to Address Worker Skill Gaps in the Return to Work | MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Development

Many firms are increasing their hiring activity as more people are vaccinated and pandemic restrictions ease up. And as noted in this article, as firms bring workers back to the workplace, many of them will need to retrain workers whose skills stagnated while furloughed, laid off, and unemployed during the pandemic. One tactic offered is …

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Future Skills Pilot Report: Thinking Outside the Box to Reimagine Talent Mobility | Unilever and Walmart

Talent Development

This report shares ideas from a cross-industry pilot program initiated by Walmart and Unilever and intended to identify innovative ways of preparing people for new career opportunities based on their interests and skills. The pilot hypothesized that “opportunities are hidden from viable candidates because of ingrained thinking about experience and qualifications and firms could overlook outstanding …

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2021 Workplace Learning Report: Skill Building in the New World of Work | LinkedIn Learning

Talent Development

This report marks the fifth year of the Workplace Learning Report and includes input from over five thousand professionals spanning 27 countries. This 65-page report is full of insights, including L&D functions expect their budget to increase, and anticipate a continued acceleration to online learning. Page 21 shows the top 10 ways that L&D pros measure the …

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Upskilling Your People: Getting Started with Skill Data | Degreed

Talent Development

Previously, I made a post about a report from Degreed that sought to understand how workforce skill requirements are changing. The report organized skills information by country, industry, and job role to identify where skills are becoming more critical– and are most at-risk of becoming obsolete. As organizations seek to gain skill insights about their workforce, this …

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