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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Skilling is emerging as a key challenge area for HR. Here’s what to do about it | Get-Set-Learn - People Matters

A snap poll by Skillsoft and People Matters showed that bringing agility into learning strategies is crucial. Here’s what the experts have to say. 

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Increasing digitization has changed how companies conduct business, how they reach customers, and how they interact with their employees. Change is the only constant. 

“We do things differently today when compared to a few years back and in the coming months, there will be more changes and newer ways to conduct business. In such a fast-changing environment it’s only apt that we prepare our workforce to handle these changes” says Jagadeep Pattiath, AVP – Learning and Development, TATA AIA

To understand how the changing business context, People Matters in partnership with Skillsoft conducted a snap poll to understand the key challenges that companies face in the context of digital transformation.

The snap poll indicated that in the next 12 months, companies were most likely to invest in ‘People skills and talent development’ (43 percent). This was followed by ‘Transforming legacy systems and processes’ (22 percent) and ‘Adopting agile processes and metrics’

Consequently, the top inhibitors for adopting a digital mindset include the ‘Lack of critical thinking, problem solving skills’ (32 percent) and ‘Data and technology illiteracy and lack of skills’ (22 percent). Among the multiple priorities that companies have to navigate, skilling is emerging as one of the top focus areas.
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Source: People Matters