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Post date: November 19, 2019
As automation and digitalization continuously reinvent work, employers and employees alike face the urgent challenge of keeping up with ever-shifting skill requirements. Doing so effectively in an endlessly evolving workplace, however, requires that organizations move from episodic corporate...
Post date: October 8, 2020
The World Economic Forum has observed that “by 2022, no less than 54 percent of all employees will require significant re- and upskilling.” Skills and behaviors required on the job will change dramatically, with a new emphasis on analytic thinking, creativity, technology design, emotional...
Post date: March 10, 2021
Editor's Note: SHRM has partnered with Harvard Business Review to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies. The CHRO’s agenda has never been more daunting than it is in 2021. In addition to their normal workload, CHROs have been dealt a full hand of challenges that have a direct...
Post date: August 6, 2020
This is a critical moment in history. It is estimated that 375 million workers—or 14 percent of the global workforce—will need to acquire new skills and/or switch occupations by 2030. Digital transformation is a key driver of this shift. Digital transformation, or otherwise known as the Fourth...
Post date: June 30, 2020
With the pandemic affecting more than 5 billion people across the globe, the statistics are daunting. Many organizations are simply trying to survive as the pandemic has drastically shifted the way in which business is done. Workforces rightfully implemented short-term strategies to deal with the...
Post date: October 3, 2019
HRPS: What is driving the increase in the skills gap? Why aren’t traditional methods working in closing the gap?  Jeanne: As many as 375 million global workers will need to switch their occupations because technology will make what they are doing obsolete. The pace of change has never been this...
Post date: August 9, 2018
Right now, we are living in a skills revolution—that’s to say that new skills are emerging as fast as others become obsolete. At the same time, 46 percent of U.S. employers report difficulty filling jobs when unemployment is low. New jobs are being added and employers report double-digit hiring...
Post date: September 10, 2020
As employees return to the new normal, employers face tough choices regarding shortcomings in skills and knowledge that were laid bare by the forced telecommuting following the pandemic shutdown. A 2018 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development study found that 50 percent of jobs ran...
Post date: April 22, 2021
For humans to remain relevant in the future world of work, we must encourage individuality and creative thinking. Specifically, there are four key competencies that I believe everyone needs in order to work effectively across departments, understand how their individual contributions fit into the...