The Solution to the Skills Gap Could Already Be Inside Your Company

October 17th, 2016

Is the developed world on the verge of a skills crisis?  The challenge is obvious: the quickening pace of technological change has shrunk the shelf life of skills acquired by today’s university graduates to just a few years.  In a 2013 Deloitte survey of executives at large companies, 39% said they were either “barely able” or “unable” to meet their needs for talent.  And we’re all now fairly used to seeing news headlines about large companies replacing thousands of employees with more digitally skilled workers.

Click here to read Eben Harrell’s full article in the Harvard Business Review.


HR’s Critical Role in Creating Productive and Meaningful Workplaces

October 3rd, 2016

HR needs to be a major force in reshaping the workplace of the future, one that can place it at the decision-making and change-management table with CEOs. Traditional approaches to HR, including a focus on compliance, regulations, compensation plans, and performance reviews with occasional forays into people development, will do much to make HR as we know it irrelevant.

Click here to read the full article in ATD’s Human Capital blog.


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