Upskill, reskill or hire? A guide to smarter skill development
Future-proof your organization by revolutionizing your talent acquisition and training strategies
The pandemic has forced many business leaders to realize that the skills they’ll need inside their organizations in the future will not be the ones they’ve needed in the past. The quick shift to working remotely exposed the gaps in the capabilities of many organizations and their people. But it’s also led to employees demanding more autonomy and wanting to engage in more strategic work.
At the same time, more companies are automating day-to-day tasks, which then frees up their staff’s time to innovate and focus more on growing the company.
...organizations are now looking for people who have a mix of soft, technical and digital skills
With all of that in mind, organizations are now looking for people who have a mix of soft, technical and digital skills, according to PwC’s Talent Trends 2020 report. Going forward, those soft skills—critical thinking, clear communication, empathy and more—will become increasingly important.
Creating a workforce with the right mix of skills has always been a challenge for companies, and 74% of CEOs are concerned about finding skilled workers. That problem will likely only increase as the definition of work, and the needs of employees, evolve in a post-pandemic environment.
So, what can companies do?