Right now, upskilling your workforce is a matter of survival.
Massive workforce shifts in 2020 have forced countless workers to refresh their current skills — and build new ones. If you’re wondering what skills are critical to you moving into 2021, it depends entirely on who you are, where you work, and what you do.
We’ve organized the following data by your country, industry, and job role to help you identify where skills are most at-risk of becoming obsolete. Our aim is to help workers, team managers, and business leaders focus their limited energy and investments on developing the most urgent skills.
Among the 5,000+ workers, team managers, and business leaders we surveyed, demand is strongest for technological skills. However, they’re also looking to develop their social and cognitive skills.
Supply and demand for skills
Everyone -business executives, HR, talent and learning leaders, people managers, and individual workers -seems to be asking the same question right now: “What skills do we need for the future?” The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on who you are, where you work, and what you do.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ State of Skills 2021 | Degreed
Skills for a Greener Future – Ambitious national commitments to implement the Paris Agreement underestimate the role of skills development measures
Skills for a greener future: a global view The first global report on the implications of the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies for skills, gender and occupations. The main objectives of this global qualitative and quantitative analysis are to identify: • the scale of the need for reskilling and upskilling to realize the employment … Continue reading
WEF’s Future of Jobs Report 2020 – 94% of business leaders report that they expect employees to pick up new skills on the job, a sharp uptake from 65% in 2018
After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology-driven displacement of jobs, and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and economic shocks of 2020 have put economies into freefall, disrupted labour markets and fully revealed the inadequacies of our social contracts. We find ourselves at a defining moment: the decisions and choices we make … Continue reading
Skills and the Future of Work – Forecasts of extremely rapid change are not based on empirical record
In this paper, existing evidence on levels of job skill requirements is examined to provide an understanding of historical trends and current levels. It also provides a frame of reference for evaluating predictions regarding future changes in job skill requirements. High levels of inequality accompanied by changes in technology, employment relations, and the global division … Continue reading
The most in-demand skills for today’s and tomorrow’s labour market aren’t technical—they’re social and emotional. This report looks at how to make social and emotional skills training and development more effective and accessible for all. Document Highlights The changing nature of work is increasing the demand not only for technical skills but for social and … Continue reading
The rise of tech is currently transforming the labour market, leading to the automation of some jobs and tasks on the one hand and the emergence of new kinds on the other. Proactively preparing for this new reality requires an in-depth, granular understanding of these changes and their impact on jobs and employment. LinkedIn data … Continue reading
The Future of Work – Cognitive as well as non-cognitive skills are strongly rewarded by labour markets OECD says
This study explores how the digital transformation is affecting the demand for skills in 31 countries, by analysing how skills are rewarded in sectors which are more or less digitally intensive. In so far as higher salaries reflect relative skills shortage, returns to skills contribute to inform on how the demand of different skills is … Continue reading
Future of Work – Between 75 million and 375 million people around the world may need to change occupation and acquire new skills by 2030
Our starting point is the new MGI report on the future of work, which is called Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation. One of the major findings of the report is that between 75 million and 375 million people around the world may need to change occupational categories and acquire … Continue reading
Future of Work in Europe – impact of global developments on skills demand in the ETF’s partner countries
The objective of this Issues Paper is to analyse the impact of global developments on skills demand in the ETF’s partner countries and discuss implications for policy reforms to manage the transition of education, training and lifelong learning systems of the future. A team of international and national experts contributed to the paper by (i) … Continue reading
“Holistic development” is the watchword when setting educational goals for students. However, what this means in practice differs from country to country and culture to culture. The underlying sentiments, though, are similar: We all want to ensure that our young citizens are equipped to think critically and creatively, and to solve problems in an increasing … Continue reading
With rapid changes—both technological and in the organization of work—this new study finds that workers are extremely concerned about the profound impact of technologcal changes in their jobs (and whether they will even have a job in the future), with two-thirds of respondents seeing their job changing significantly at least every five years because of … Continue reading
Future Skills Challenges for Universities in UK – Nearly 50% of the subject knowledge acquired during the first year of a four-year technical degree is outdated by the time students graduate
Educating more people at university could bring significant benefits to the UK economy as the Fourth Industrial Revolution increases future demand for higher level skills. The onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and digital technology – and challenges of Brexit and an ageing population are creating rising demand for those with qualifications above … Continue reading
For young people today, what’s clear is that they’re going to need to continue to learn throughout their lifetime. The idea that you get an education when you’re young and then you stop and you go and work for 40 or 50 years with that educational training and that’s it—that’s over. All of us are … Continue reading