“Demand for skills in areas such as AI, robotics, and automation is exploding, with mentions in online job postings growing more than 40% per year. Digital experts ranked learning and training second in importance among dozens of job factors.”
“The skills in highest demand among our survey respondents are teamwork (74% of respondents), leadership (70%), and communication (67%), all soft skills, followed by user experience and analytics, which are technical ones.”
“Sixty-five percent of survey respondents overall said they expect their HR budgets to increase in 2020, while only 17% expect a decrease and 19% expect no change. The survey received responses from 373 HR leaders of director level and above globally.”
According to global research, the time it takes to close a skills gap through training has increased by more than 10 times in just four years. In 2014, it took three days on average to close a capability gap through training in the enterprise; in 2018, it took 36 days.
“Continuous education and self-improvement are imperative to keep up with work and life in a rapidly changing world. A book by Bradley Staats explains the benefits of dynamic learning and outlines the methods of becoming more effective as a lifelong learner.”