Given the increasing global deployment of technologies such as process- and manufacturing automation, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are influencing how work will be distributed among the workforce, how we work, where we work, and the skills and competencies that are needed to perform work efficiently and effectively.
In today’s fast paced economical and technological environment organisations aim to improve group and individual performance by increasing skills, competencies and knowledge. Learning and development professionals often design content strategies to align group and individual goals and performance with the organisation’s overall vision and goals.
With the demographic shift and increased war for talent there is a growing awareness and emphasis on employer branding and the potential to use a much wider range of strategies to scout, acquire and retain top talent at global scale.
Employer engagement can be challenging. Employers are a critical link in any workforce development effort. Successful workforce programs address individual barriers to employment while keeping an eye on the needs and well being of the workforce.
More than ever, organisations are concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. Rigorous political influence demanding internal governance, up-skilling and re-skilling of the workforce due to technical and technological advancements makes this a challenging undertaking.
Organisations have to permanently identify outdated aspects of their workflows, procedures, structures and systems and realign them to fit current business operations to stay agile. Current challenges can be observed when developing plans and implementing these new changes in today’s fast paced business environment. Improving both the technical and people side of the business is complex especially when taking the incoming millennial workforce into consideration.