Browsing: skills

Curated career development in blue glass cubes
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: How straightforward is it for workers to develop their careers, move sideways or move into a completely different role? I’ve been told I have transferable skills but throughout my career I have found it impossible to move sideways into roles outside of the sectors or disciplines I have previously experienced. This research reflects my experience. There is a challenge here for employers. How do you enable more workforce mobility?

Curated Cover of Degreed State of Skills Report 2021
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8 minutes

Editor’s note: Research from Degreed shows workers’ feelings about their own skills and how they have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings show just how important skills have become over the past few months.

Curated Pressure gauge
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: The Open University has just launched it’s annual Business Barometer research into the UK skills landscape. The report shows the – in some cases catastrophic – impact of the pandemic on skills development in organisations. The paradox here is that many organisations are looking to reduce headcount to save money whilst at the same time looking to fill skills gaps.

Curated wooden tool box
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Editor’s note: The UK’s National Careers Service has started to curate courses to help people develop their digital and numeracy skills. There are some interesting ones from Futurelearn listed here.

Curated Lustrous Wooden Cabinet with Skills File Label in Dramatic LIght.
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7 minutes

Editor’s note: I really don’t like the term ‘power skills’ used in this article. That said, analyst Josh Bersin makes some good points (supported by research) about organisations’ need to be able to think differently about developing ‘soft skills’. Interestingly, he suggests that simply shovelling digital soft skills resources into a learning management system won’t cut it for employees.

Curated Cover of the Towards Maturity report Who moved my skills?
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: This latest research report from Towards Maturity takes a look at how organisations are reskilling and upskilling their employees. It also looks at the types of skills that organisations believe are ‘essential’ for learning practitioners.

Curated LPI Capability map list of top 5 skills
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Editor’s note: The Learning and Performance Institute has shared some insights from its Capability Map, a tool L&D teams and professionals use to identify skills gaps. It’s fascinating to see the top and bottom five skills . . .

Curated A group of graduates holding diploma
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2 minutes

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.

Curated The word 'skills'
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5+ minutes

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.

Curated Business Skills on the Mechanism of Metal Cogwheels.
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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.

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