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The Skills Quotient: How to Determine the Skills of Your Organization
LVCC N255-257
Wednesday 06/26/2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Discover the skills that your employees have now and what they need for the future using the Skills Quotient. 

The world of work is going through a large-scale transition, evolving to the “next big thing” while most of us struggle to keep up. How can companies upskill and reskill their workforces? This session presents research, case studies and a workshop to show how forward-thinking companies are adapting to change and focusing on skills. With the Skills Quotient, organizations can use data to understand their employees' current skills as well as the skills they are building. HR professionals are challenged to let go of traditional ways to close the skills gap, and CEOs and business leaders are challenged to embrace the urgency of reskilling and upskilling the workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trends in the workforce: acceleration, automation, digitization; the new mindset; the 60-year career.
  • How today's skills are becoming obsolete; why predicting future skills is difficult.
  • Trends in corporate learning: personalized learning, talent analytics, technology ecosystems.
  • Applying the Skills Quotient to create a skills inventory and an internal career marketplace, to focus on skills (instead of degrees) for both internal and external recruiting.
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Kelly Palmer, CLO,