Think We Have Skills Shortages Now? Just Wait Until We Get to 2020 | Knowledge Broker |

Skills shortages in 2020 will rise to an entirely new level. 

And I’m not talking about STEM skills, although they’re critical. Or the ability to speak multiple languages, which needs to be more common in the U.S. Or even the readiness of college graduates to take a place in the economy, which a majority of employers report is lacking.


But really — what about the skills for the future? I’m not sure what we’ll call those skills. I’m not even sure they’re skills, to be honest, but here’s what I do know:

People are living longer and will want/need to have longer careers.Smart machines are taking over the most routine workplace tasks.Data – big, medium and small – is changing the way decisions are being made at every organizational level.Text isn’t the only way we communicate any more.Organization structures and behaviors are changing due to social technologies.We say “Global,” but what that really mean is that innovation and growth will be primarily driven through the integration of differing cultural norms and diversity.

Via L'Atelier de l'Emploi - ManpowerGroup, Denis Pennel