Changing how people learn: According to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report, this is the single most significant trend in human capital today. Enterprises need to adjust how employees within their organizations undergo training and obtain skills – on a broad scale.
Continued Education is Increasingly Important
Why? Let’s take a step back.
There aren’t enough people with the necessary skills. Recruiting people with the right skill set is increasingly difficult, and this is further aggravated by the process of globalization - which leads organizations to compete aggressively for top talent internationally.
Responding to a Scarcity of Talent
Without a reasonable pool of qualified job candidates, organizations need to be creative. They can:
- Find people in the alternative workforce, hiring freelancers and external contractors who work in tandem with an in-house team.
- Use technology to reduce the people required for the job. In many areas of work, technology can be adopted to cut the number of staff members needed.
- Provide the right training opportunities for employees who are already on staff.
Because there’s a burgeoning demand for new skills, you can’t hire people with all the capabilities you need. This leads to the need for continued education and internal mobility.
HR of the Future
This shift toward continued education is larger in scope than one might think. According to the World Economic Forum by 2022, as much as 54% of employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling.
Until now, organizations provided training opportunities primarily for managers. With the rapid adoption of RPA, all kinds of workers need continued education through places like the Kryon Academy. To keep up with this need, HR needs to create new processes that support enterprise-wide talent mobility and encourage studying new skills.