Insights on the skills companies expect to be most and least important to them over the next three years.
As the Great Resignation continues in full force and organizations everywhere struggle to recruit and retain the talent they need, it is more critical than ever that companies understand the skills that deliver the greatest value to the business today and tomorrow. This knowledge should not only guide the talent to choose to bring into your organization, it also drives targeted skills development of your current workforce.
Amid significant business transformation that frequently is driven by technology and digitization, our research indicates employers are placing premium importance on non-technical skills like Developing People and Collaboration. Alarmingly, many of the skills identified as most important are also skills for which employers are least confident in developing.
This report aims to help bridge that gap, providing organizations with the wider market knowledge they need to make informed decisions around skills assessment, career development and workforce transformation.
Nearly 200 companies from various industry sectors participated in Mercer’s Future Skills Survey, conducted in partnership with Crunchr. Skills were assessed across a range of categories, including technological and innovative, commercial, personality and collaborative.
The report provides detailed information on the following:
Based on the survey findings, the Future Jobs Survey Report will provide information on the following:
Insights on the jobs companies expect to be most important to them over the next three years as well as detailed information around how work is expected to change in the future for each job family.
118 companies from various industry sectors participated in Mercer’s Future Jobs Survey, conducted in partnership with Crunchr. The survey assessed jobs under various categories, including commercial, corporate/administration/data and technology.
Of particular note, the survey found that jobs related to data and technology are expected to be a crucial focus for businesses over the next three years.
The report also highlights the most important and hardest to recruit jobs over the next three years, in addition to identifying jobs that are evolving at the fastest pace and which ones are at highest risk of being impacted by automation.