"The Future of Jobs report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years."
There is little doubt that we are seeing a dramatic shift in the way we work. The 2020 Global Talent Trends Study examines how leading companies balance cost and care to win in an evolving and unpredictable world.
"We need more sophisticated ways to envision possible scenarios in preparing for the skills of tomorrow. We know less about technologies than we think."
So, what is to be done?
Organisations are facing a complex mix of talent management challenges in a world marked by talent shortage and digital transformation. The following research and analysis presents a set of key skills development tactics to help close the skills gaps.
While there is a lot of focus in the recruitment world on the "war for talent," it is also critical to give current employees the skills and knowledge they need to be successful and drive their employers' businesses forward.
Few would argue that key leadership traits such as authenticity, trust, and inspiration are necessary. But, without the context needed to create meaning or catalyse change, they run the risk of being considered buzzwords. Stories help prevent that from happening, and that's where the power of creating your leadership narrative comes into play.
Leaders are re-imagining their workforce models to explore how technology, expanded work settings, and talent can be used to address disruptive forces that are shaping the future of work. Many are re-evaluating their talent profiles, including how they measure the skill sets required for success in the future.
Research Insights from IBM Institute for Business Value that presents strategies for building and maintaining a skilled workforce.
"By taking bold actions to invest in its people, lead in innovation, and protect and augment workers, the United States can cultivate this historic opportunity to generate broadly shared prosperity."
Useful insight from Mike Morrow, TRANSEARCH Partner in Industry and Energy practices, on the excellent opportunities for career growth within manufacturing.