A new report by IBM reveals the skills that employers are looking for going into 2020.
Whilst digital skills will remain vital, executives are telling us that "soft" skills have surpassed them in importance.
The talent shortage is having a significant impact on employers. 45% of employers can’t find the skills they need. For large employers, the percentage is even higher at 67%.
By 2030, the global talent shortage could reach more than 85 million people. To be clear, the issue is not a shortage of workers – but a shortage of workers with the right skills.
67% of executives expect advancements in automation technology will require roles and skills that don’t even exist today. Most executives expect to feel the pressure sooner rather than later: Almost two-thirds predict that robotic, AI, and automation innovations will influence skills demand in the next five years.
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