Strategies to Address Skill Gaps

How to conduct a skills gap analysis

Soft skills vs hard skills

As companies look at what it will take to digitalize their operations, many HR leaders see there is a significant skills gap. In fact, 64% of managers don't think their employees are able to keep pace with future skill needs. Furthermore, 70% of employees say they haven't even mastered the skills they need for their jobs today. 

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    The skills that were relevant just a few months ago are a little less relevant now. And there are a number of skills that are predominant and very important — not only now, but looking into the future. That makes it really important for us to be on the front end of acknowledging where there are opportunities.

    John Brown

    SVP & CHRO, BlueCross BlueShield Louisiana

    Minimize skill gaps by building connected learners

    The most effective way for HR leaders to help employees keep pace with shifting skill needs is by building connected learners. To build connected learners, organizations must evolve their approach to employee development across several key fronts: skills identification, employee motivation and learning solutions. 

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    Gartner's insights, advice, data and tools enable HR leaders to create tailored strategies to address their unique skills gap challenges.

    Build a Flexible Learning & Development Function

    Today's skill shifts and resulting skills gap cannot be solved by recruiting alone. To effectively support employees' new, often digital learning needs, L&D staff members' skill profiles must change as well. Gartner's tools and resources can help you build a dynamic L&D function to support the needs of employees through any future changes.

    Use Analytics to Predict Skill Needs

    Discover the current and likely future states of in-demand agile skills based on demand and growth trends from Gartner TalentNeuron™ data, plus how to apply this methodology to identify skill needs for your organizations.

    Equip Employees With the Skills of Tomorrow

    The approach that 77% of L&D executives adopt to reskill the workforce is falling short. Gartner details how adopting the connected learner approach can better equip employees with the skills they need for their current and future roles.

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