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Season 1, Episode 1 - The Skill Shift

Harnessing Labor Market Data to Prepare for Shifting Skills Needs | Matt Sigelman, Burning Glass Institute

How can companies anticipate skills gaps? Real-time labor market data can help, says Matt Sigelman, president of The Burning Glass Institute.

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Real-time labor market data and its impact


The State of Skills report: What stands out?


Timeliness: Better soon than never


The American Opportunity Index


A disconnect between workers and leaders


Improving your opportunity scorecard


Quantifying skills- and strengths-based approaches


Identifying and bridging skills gaps


Case studies in reskilling


The impact of AI


Turning your workforce into your workforce of the future

Episode Description

This week, we discuss how companies can anticipate skill demands and the illuminating findings from The American Opportunity Index, which identifies the Fortune 500 companies that have the best employment outcomes for their workers—and why. 

We also talk about the State of Skills report, which lays out clearly which skills are most in-demand in jobs today and just how much jobs in general are changing. 

Finally, we cover how upskilling and reskilling can help employers fills skills gaps by putting transferable skills to work in areas of need.


Matt Sigelman

President, The Burning Glass Institute Read Matt Sigelman's bio
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Malika Asthana

Senior manager, strategy and public affairs Read Malika Asthana's bio
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