Tag: UPSKILLING

Faces of HR: Kimberly Jones on Priorities, Pushing the Envelope and PwC’s People

For this week’s edition of Faces of HR, we give flowers to Kimberly Jones, Talent Strategy and People Experience Leader at PwC US. Jones began her career three decades ago as an auditor at PwC – at the time it was Price Waterhouse – after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree […]

Will All Jobs Soon Be “Tech Jobs”?

There was a time not so long ago when having a “tech job” carried a certain status symbol. People holding such jobs have been perceived as having highly specialized knowledge of complex concepts and technologies, and an appropriately high level of compensation as a result. Given the specialized and selective connotation associated with “tech jobs,” […]

5 Ways Employers Can Engage and Energize the Gen Z Workforce

A person’s “vitality” is measured by their ability to live life with health, strength, and energy – and in the world of work, it equates to high-performing, motivated, engaged, and healthy employees. That’s a key finding from the 2023 Vitality in America Report, which is based on a survey of 10,000 adults conducted by Morning […]

Employees Increasingly Looking to Employers, Not Colleges and Universities, for Education

In an era where tuition is skyrocketing, students and former students in the United States are grappling with a staggering amount of student debt. This financial burden is leading many to question the value of a traditional college education. As a result, a significant shift is occurring in the realm of post-secondary education, with employees […]

Gap in Upskilling Opportunities for Women and POC

The workplace landscape has long been riddled with challenges for minorities and women. As the world leans into a skills-driven economy, a new layer of disparity emerges, spotlighting significant gaps in upskilling opportunities. Recent data uncovers a disconnect between employers and employees, particularly when it comes to expectations for skills development. The Gender Divide in […]

Demand for AI Skills Far Outpaces Supply

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a high-tech revolution that has been around for a while. But it’s reached peak attention recently with the advent and rapid adoption of generative AI (GenAI) apps like ChatGPT and Bard. But as interest and adoption increase, both are outpacing the availability of people with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to […]

The Biggest Changes in Collaboration Over the Last Decade and What to Expect in the Decade Ahead

There’s no denying the workspaces we once knew have undergone profound transformations over the last several years. From physical space revolutions to digital solutions and remote working frontiers and beyond, each dramatic advance has one cornerstone in common: collaboration.  Cutting-edge technology enabled individuals and teams to work from nearly anywhere using an endless array of […]

Upskilling on the Rise: Insights from Go1’s Latest Research

National Online Learning Day falls on September 15 every year—an awareness event that has taken place every September since its inception in 2016. Interest and awareness, of course, have exploded since the pandemic, when online learning became more of a mandate than an option. Employees are interested in online learning and will adopt it but […]

Empowering the Modern Workforce: How Technology Is Redefining Training

Training in today’s dynamic corporate landscape has evolved from a mere checkbox activity to a strategic imperative. As organizations invest heavily in upskilling their workforce, the pressing question remains: Is our training truly making a difference? With rapid advancements in technology, companies now have tools at their disposal to not only deliver training but also […]

Is Upskilling the Key to Employee Retention?

The pandemic fundamentally scared companies. For the first time in a number of years, companies were scrambling to hold onto staff and watching a growing wave of vacancies erode any capacity for production, even after forced separation was no longer required. Some corporations even went so far as to continue to pay employees during their […]