Reskilling the workforce has been unsurprisingly identified as a strategic priority to achieve long term growth and sustainability in the aftermath of the pandemic. Organisations in recent years have also been keenly aware that they need to embrace the many new opportunities presented by 4IR and rapid digitisation.
Notably, McKinsey has forecast that by 2030 over 30% of the working population will need to change occupations or upgrade their skills. But how do businesses get started on this reskilling initiative when the pressure is on? Arguably, the first step is to identify the key trends and shifts in the market.
Virtual working – a permanent shift
Remote working was becoming more popular before the pandemic, but the crisis has now shown that virtual working is here to stay and has more benefits for a business than previously recognised. Reskilling can therefore assist in aligning closely with the general move towards a virtual environment.
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