The Skills Revolution: Digitization and Why Skills and Talent Matter
The future of work is bright according to ManpowerGroup in its report “The Skills Revolution”, a survey of 18000 employers across all sectors in 43 countries. One in five employers (19%) expect technological disruption to increase jobs as they adapt to the future of work and six in ten employers (64%) expect to maintain headcount if people have the right skills and are prepared to learn, apply and adapt.
New technologies will require increasingly specialist skills for people and organizations. Plenty has been written predicting the future: more jobs, different jobs, less jobs, even no jobs. Few are telling people that they will need new skills and they will need them more often to stay employable for jobs we may not even have heard of yet.