ProEdge : Three keys
You’ve most likely heard about the technology skills gap businesses face as the speed of innovation increases and more and more mundane tasks get dispatched via automation. COVID-19 made it glaringly obvious that technical skills in the workforce are a must-have, not a nice to have. Before the pandemic, 74% of CEOs said a lack of availability of the right skills—particularly tech skills—was a concern, according to PwC’s Talent Trends 2020 report, based on results from its 23rd Annual CEO Survey. The CEO survey also revealed that 37% of top executives whose companies have more advanced upskilling programs reported greater business growth, compared with only 15% at companies that were just beginning their upskilling journey. This is one of many reasons why upskilling your workforce should be part of your company’s strategy for success in a postpandemic world.