This week, we take a look at how organizations are setting themselves up for future success by empowering existing employees to maintain a competitive edge within their current roles or training them to transition into new ones.
Randstad: Upskilling Will Be Necessary to Survive the Digital Disruption
Organizations around the world are grappling with how to overcome talent shortages. Although 91% of C-suite and HR leaders surveyed in a recent study recognized the importance of being able to upskill and reskill their existing workforces, only 22% had programs in place to do just that.
For Hybrid Jobs, a 'Hunger to Learn' Is Key
Hybrid jobs, those that require a blend of technical and soft skills, are on the rise and with them the demand for new and rare types of talent. “In this new world of hybrid roles, there isn’t a huge talent pool out there that has a resume showing both an analyst’s critical thinking and a designer’s creativity,” said Larry Clark, managing director of global learning solutions at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning. “Nor is there an operational rock star who also is a great storyteller and collaborator. Therefore, recruiters need to look for someone who has a track record with some of the skills, an aptitude for the others, and a hunger to learn.”
PepsiCo Launches 'Work Readiness Skills' Course
PepsiCo’s newly launched Passport to Success program focuses on developing essential soft skills including communication, critical and creative thinking, and conflict management.
Learning and the Future of Work: The Employee Experience
Today’s learning professionals have a valuable opportunity to help transform employee experiences—empowering people to mature in their careers, take on greater degrees of self-responsibility at work, and drive their own professional development.