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Upskilling for the New World of Work

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What are the critical skills demanded by international organizations today, and what will they be five years from now?

Large companies around the world are currently grappling with the challenge of equipping their workforce with the right skills to respond to today’s challenges and reach their potential.

Our latest research surveys over 1,000 learning decision-makers from large, international companies. It reveals which skills they believe are most critical for success, and how to develop a robust, global, future-proof learning strategy for the new world of work.

Key findings:

  • Leadership and communication emerged as the most critical skills for business success

  • 63% of respondents believe it will become more difficult to recruit skilled workers in the future

  • A greater proportion of budgets are expected to be allocated to soft skills development versus hard skills

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