The Skills Revolution

Digitization and Why Skills and Talent Matter

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Learnability Will Be The World's Great Equalizer As We Face A Skills Revolution

In the changing world of work, companies are navigating change both in terms of how and where they compete. In this new environment, we are seeing the emergence of a Skills Revolution — where helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time. Those with the right skills will increasingly call the shots, create opportunities and choose how, where and when they work. Those without will look to the future and not be able to see how their circumstances will improve.

To succeed, organizations need aggressive workforce development to address the widening gap between the Haves and the Have Nots. Now is the time for leaders to be responsive and responsible: we cannot slow the rate of technological advance or globalization, but we can invest in employees’ skills to increase the resilience of our people and organizations.

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  • The likely impact of automation on headcount in the next two years
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Gain additional perspective on The Skills Revolution from some of Right Management’s senior leaders.


The Digital Revolution Impacting Today's HR Leaders

Author: Corinne Fromentin, Operations Manager, Right Management

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“The future will belong to HR leaders who are capable of bringing high-tech and high-touch together in a way that serves both their workforce and the bottom line.”

Click here to read “The Digital Revolution Impacting Today's HR Leaders”

The Future of Work: How Intelligent Machines Are Re-setting the Agenda in Talent Development

Author: Stacey Force, Vice President, Global Marketing, Right Management

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“Evolving automation is the push we need to get serious around talent management strategies for upskilling and re-skilling employees.”

Click here to read “The Future of Work: How Intelligent Machines Are Re-setting the Agenda in Talent Development”

About the Research

The Skills Revolution: Digitization and Why People and Talent Matter

ManpowerGroup commissioned a quantitative global study in July of 2016, surveying more than 18,000 employers across six industry sectors. The research was conducted by Infocore across 43 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA.

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About ManpowerGroup:

ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN) is the world’s workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for nearly 70 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands - Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions - we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2016, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the sixth consecutive year and one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible:

About Right Management:

Right Management is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).  We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers.  We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.  Our approach is centered on the fact that organizations thrive when individuals are successful in their careers.  We’ve spent the last 35 years identifying workforce challenges and developing innovative solutions, enabling our globally informed methods to be time-tested across more than 50 countries.