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Revealed: The 10 most valued skills in the workplace today

Given the current uncertainty in which we are living, employees need to be especially aware of what skills are most highly valued not least because recruiters are increasingly looking for skills over experience. Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership, delves into what are the ten most prized skills in the workplace right now.

Contributor: Thom Dennis - Serenity In Leadership | Published: 30 August 2023

How to create transparent opportunities for internal movement

How can employers make the most of their internal opportunities? Many are looking toward internal opportunity marketplaces, skills-based assignments, or short term “gigs”. Unlike relying on personal connections or private conversations with managers, these methods aim to mitigate the pitfalls of traditional internal career exploration that has mostly relied on bias or favouritism. 

Contributor: Gemma O'Connell - Skills Builder Partnership | Published: 2 August 2023

HRD champions the “Critical steps to building an agile and resilient workforce in these challenging economic times”

When it come to the critical steps to building an agile and resilient workforce and unlocking the future potential, along with innovation, decision-making, speed-to-action and finding the right balance between testing business reach and maintaining core values has never been more important in the present workplace. On the 8th December HRD will be holding its next roundtable debate to discuss, digest and come up with solutions to these key issues.

Contributor: theHRDIRECTOR | Published: 22 November 2022

How well are employers adapting to a changing work landscape?

A new report brings employers practical insights on why and how to embed essential skills into their businesses. It draws on years of research by professionals and academics as well as practical experience, with case studies from a range of employers such as PwC and HS2 that have leveraged a structured approach to skills in order to boost their recruitment, learning & development and outreach or CSR.

Contributor: Eleanor Collard - Skills Builder Partnership | Published: 25 September 2022

Hire for potential spikes as skills shortages bite

Leader in workforce solutions and specialist recruitment, Hays, has revealed that as skills shortages bite – four-fifths (80%) of employers would consider hiring staff based on their aptitude with the intention of upskilling them.

Contributor: Simon Winfield, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland | Published: 4 August 2022

Existing hiring methods exacerbating skills crisis and social mobility divide

88% of HR and talent managers have screened candidates out of their hiring process because of a lack of experience, yet 67% say selecting for experience reduces the size and diversity of their talent pool, further exacerbating the skills crisis.

Contributor: Robert Newry, CEO and co-founder - Arctic Shores | Published: 5 May 2022

Introverted entrepreneurs outnumber extroverts by more than two to one

The UK is a nation of intro-preneurs, according to new research by Virgin Money. A third (36%) of entrepreneurs surveyed described themselves as being an introvert, compared to just 15% who said they are an all-out extrovert.

Contributor: Graeme Sands - Virgin Money | Published: 10 December 2021

Businesses suffering due to lag in data skills training

A new research by  the analytics automation company Alteryx, has today revealed a  core discrepancy between the accelerated pace of digital transformation and the provision of the foundational skills needed to deliver it. Despite workers’ confidence in providing business value through their data skills, the research calls future digital competiveness into question due to stalled digital upskilling in recent months.

Contributor: Richard Timperlake, Senior Vice President, EMEA - Alteryx | Published: 16 October 2021