Article: Skill Acquisition for the digital age


Skill Acquisition for the digital age

The People Matters and Simplilearn Research studied how companies are building competencies and acquiring skills for the digital age
Skill Acquisition for the digital age

This research study by People matters and Simplilearn talks about companies acquiring new skills and competencies in accordance to the digital age.

Focus areas

  1. Building digital mindset at the leadership level

  2. Building collaboration as a competency

  3. Benchmark current skills and streamline jobs for future

  4. Identify next generation learning offerings

  5. Design interventions to foster a culture of digital thinking

Key Takeaways

  1. 33% of organizations prefer acquiring skills vs talent

  2. Artificial Intelligence with 41% is the area where re-skilling is required in next 12-18 months
  3. 36% of HR heads have a say when it comes to acquiring key competencies in an organization

  4. Competency skills training should have valid certification, great user experience and assessments


Topics: Infographics, Skilling, Technology

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