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The 10 Must-Have Skills for Your Workforce...and How To Get Them

The global disruption of COVID-19 has made all of us stop and take notice of how we run our businesses and our daily life. Workers across industries must figure out how they can  upskill and adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and businesses have to learn how to match those workers to new roles and activities. If businesses aren’t careful and put a plan of action into play, they are at risk of being left behind as the rest of the world digitally transforms to meet the demands of this new way of life.

Posted 5 March 2021

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The Future

A recent report by the  World Economic Forum called Future of Jobs Report, states that 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as the adoption of technology increases. The survey also estimates that around 40% of respondents will require reskilling within 6 months or less. That is an extremely short timeline, one that most businesses aren’t equipped for.

Top ten skills that will be needed by 2025

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Complex problem-solving
  4. Critical thinking and analysis
  5. Creativity, originality, and initiative
  6. Leadership and social influence
  7. Technology use, monitoring and control
  8. Technology design and programming
  9. Resilience, stress tolerance, and flexibility
  10. Reasoning, problem-solving

Some of the skills that have newly emerged this year are key skills in self-management such as active learning, stress tolerance, resilience, and flexibility.

Technological disruption is a strong driver of change, transforming some jobs as well as creating new ones, and means we’ll need to learn new skills to remain relevant. Increasing levels of automation generally, together with the economic impact of the pandemic will mean that at least half of us will need to reskill within the next 5 years.

Reskilling and upskilling

There’s a plethora of tools and technological innovation at our disposal which we can use to help realise the full potential of our people. Training or assessments no longer have to be exclusively face-to-face, so businesses can reskill/upskill staff in larger numbers than ever before to help meet customer needs. This helps businesses protect displaced workers from becoming jobless and also opens up the opportunity to develop your workforce for the jobs of the future, to help you thrive.

How we can help

Most companies recognise the need to embrace new digital technology to remain competitive and improve overall productivity but are often unsure how to go about it. This is where we come in. We’ve helped clients in a variety of sectors to realise their vision.

Watch this video to see some of the great things our clients have said about eCom.