Some 42% of workplace skills could be irrelevant by this time next year.1 Questionmark, the online assessment provider, is urging employers, to invest in a “skills shake-up to shore-up” during 2021. Doing so will ensure that workers have skills fit for the future.
The World Economic Forum has predicted that the skills required in the workforce will have radically shifted by 2022.2 Crucial skills will include strong digital capabilities, high data literacy, interpersonal abilities and critical thinking. The outbreak of Covid-19 has only emphasized the importance of these skills.3
But with the disruption of Covid-19, many firms have scaled down their