Organisations are facing confusing and uncertain times. As the world and businesses have gone through massive challenges and changes, so have employees. With inflation, skill shortages, rapidly shifting business priorities, digital disruption, global tension and shifts to hybrid work, the L&D function has been presented with substantial challenges (and opportunities). This is an exciting time for learning professionals as the role of L&D continues to expand and grow. The most progressive L&D functions today are finding a new role where they’re not just connecting employees to learning, they’re empowering employees to grow.
Numerous studies by the likes of Gartner, The World Economic Forum, and Josh Bersin highlight the emergence of a new agile employee in the dynamic world of work challenging traditional paradigms around positions, jobs for life, learning and development. Significant shifts in technology involving digitisation and automation have resulted in a need for us to adopt a skills-based approach to organisational and people development. Thriving companies need to do everything they can to support the development of employees they want to keep and in order to help employees reach their full potential, and at the same time, L&D teams need to constantly evolve and grow. Building a learning organisation, future-proofing employees, upskilling, reskilling and developing a culture of continuous learning is vital for all businesses to thrive in 2023 .
A recent LinkedIn report indicated that skill sets for jobs have changed by around 25% since 2015. By 2027, this number is expected to double. Gartner reported that 33% of the skills that were present in an average job posting in 2019 will not be needed by 2024.
It is clear that we need to radically rethink our approach to reskilling and workforce learning. Join us at the annual Learning and Development Conference where we will explore and provide real world solutions to some of L&D’s pressing challenges. The conference will put a spotlight on how your peers are adapting and planning for the future.
Join the conversations! It will be a powerful, packed, two-days of connecting, sharing and exploring how to build sustainable, and relevant learning experiences for a changing workforce.