Workplace Trends

Growing skills gap called serious drag on business. A new survey of HR leaders shows the skills gap grew by 12% since last year. According to the study "Closing the Skills Gap 2019" from Wiley Education Services and Future Workplace, 64% of the 600 HR leaders surveyed said there is a skills gap in their company, up from 52% in the 2018 report. This year, 44% of HR leaders reported it was more difficult to fill their skills gap than it was last year, and 42% said the skills gap was making their company less efficient. The report also found that 40% of employers estimate that a skill is usable for four years or less and that fast-paced obsolescence escalates the need to hire or train workers.

Read More...