The role of L&D expanded during the pandemic and is becoming even more crucial as organizations look to fill skills-gaps internally. In a recent McKinsey Global Survey, 87% of executives said they were experiencing skill gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years. But less than half of the respondents had a clear sense of how to address the problem. LinkedIn’s ‘Leading with Learning’ report states that 64% of L&D professionals feel reskilling the current workforce to fill skills-gaps is more of a priority than ever before.
Workforces across industries must figure out how they can adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and companies have to learn how to match their crew to new roles and activities. The new-collar worker’s rise reflects the need to emphasize skills and ability over someone’s academic pedigree. These changes have left L&D leaders thinking about strategies to reskill and upskill the workforce to deliver business results in the post-pandemic era.
Dr. Vikas Joshi, a promoter of lifelong learning, along with two accomplished L&D leaders – Ken Hubbell and Joti Joseph, in Harbinger’s Interactive Learning Power Hour – a one its kind virtual roundtable shared how their role and priorities have changed in the post-pandemic world.