HANOVER, Md., August 7, 2019 – Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, today released a report that finds traditional sources of new skills are not enough to address today’s talent shortage. According to an Allegis Group survey of 1,000 HR decision-makers conducted earlier this year:
These findings, plus survey data on organizations’ current and future strategies for developing skills in the workforce, and commentary on learning technology, training strategy, user experience and the impact on workforce supply, are available for immediate download in “Cultivating Skills to Build the Talent Pipelines of Tomorrow.”
The new report also offers a review of fundamental skills development approaches (e.g., mentorships, apprenticeships, academic partnerships and certifications), plus innovative examples of companies putting those strategies to work and a glance at related trends across select countries around the globe.
The Push to Empower Skills Development is Underway
Many employers are committed to addressing today’s talent shortage by investing in learning and skills development programs. According to the survey, 93 percent of HR decision-makers believe the employer is responsible for enabling their workforce to acquire new skills, and 86 percent anticipate their budgets for training programs and ongoing learning and development will increase over the next two years.
“Critical skills are hard to find, especially when the supply of talent with in-demand skills varies greatly across regions and companies,” said Allegis Group’s Global Development Officer Chris Hartman.
“Employers must, therefore, embrace innovation to compete for talent and own the responsibility of sustaining a supply of skilled workers. Those organizations that equip the workforce for continuous learning can enjoy a competitive advantage in the global economy of the future.”
Employers Are Getting Strategic About Building Skills Pipelines
As companies recognize the growing need to cultivate talent, they are boosting traditional strategies used to foster new capabilities in the workforce. As such, the report covers key technologies, along with insights on the level of interest and commitment among employers in adopting them.
“Classroom training, mentorships, apprenticeships, certifications, academic partnerships, and even innovative uses of technology and automation will all play a role in successful skills acquisition,” added Hartman. “Prioritizing learning strategies is no easy task, but an expert partner can help employers gain an advantage in building a skills pipeline.”
Get a free copy of Allegis Group’s “Cultivating Skills to Build the Talent Pipelines of Tomorrow” to better understand the forces at play in today’s talent technology landscape at https://www.allegisgroup.com/insights/cultivating-skills.
About Allegis Group
As the global leader in talent solutions, we take pride in what we do, connecting great people to great opportunities, helping businesses win and careers soar. Today, with $13.4 billion in revenues and 500+ global locations, Allegis Group and its network of specialized companies provide a full suite of complementary talent solutions that solves nearly every workforce challenge to empower business success while consistently delivering an unsurpassed quality experience. Our companies include Aerotek; TEKsystems; Aston Carter; Allegis Global Solutions; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Allegis Partners; MarketSource; EASi; The Stamford Group; and Getting Hired. Learn more at www.AllegisGroup.com.