Editor’s note: If a third of UK graduates are overeducated for the role they are in then what does this say about degree-level education? And what is the impact of overeducation, or underemployment, on organisations? Overeducation is a persistent problem for UK employers.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting resource from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It features, amongst other things, a skills diagnostic to show what types of skills are in short supply across a number of regions in the UK.
Editor’s note: This research provides some examples of how organisations are enhancing the employee experience in order to retain employees. For example, Deutsche Telekom in the UK allows employees to use 20% of their time to work on projects that sit outside of their core role.
Editor’s note: Massive open online course provider Coursera has drawn out insights from the millions of people who use the platform to show which countries are strongest on certain skills. The data provides some clues on where in the world to find people with specific in demand skills.
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see that Accenture has gone all out to reskill employees in the face of increasing job automation. Its job buddy helps employees identify what parts of their job could be automated in the future.
Editor’s note: Thank you to Andrew Jacobs for sharing this report. Read from page 41 onwards to get insights on what learning to learn means in the age of artificial intelligence. The shift towards matching skills with tasks is an interesting one for L&D.
Editor’s note: This is a very interesting piece of research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It asked 3,700 employees to what extent they use the skills they have in work and how they develop new skills at work. There are some useful insights into the L&D tactics that are most useful.
Editor’s note: This report is interesting to get a handle on the types of skills employers will need over the coming months and years. The report has a section on the UK and key skills include innovation, creativity,learning skills, leadership and social influence.
Editor’s note: Yet more research to suggest that skills development is becoming the number one priority for organisations. And that includes skills development within the L&D team.
Editor’s note: This research shows that the digital skills most likely to be needed in the future are ones that are used in non-routine tasks, problem-solving and the creation of digital outputs. Be careful what skills you choose to prioritise in your organisation . . .
Editor’s note: The LPI is updating its Capability Map and is looking for input from learning professionals on the skills areas that should be included in an updated version.
Editor’s note: Facilitation seems to be an important skill set for L&D professionals. So what makes an effective facilitator? This article summarises the thoughts of a group of experienced facilitators and highlights six key skills.
Editor’s note: LinkedIn has analysed its own data from the last five years to see what skills are on the rise. It uses US data but nevertheless is quite eye-opening around demand for less technical skills.
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Editor’s note: Nearly 1,500 educators and technologists provide their views on the future of work. This is a large piece of research that provides many useful and interesting insights.