Today’s HR professionals are facing a growing skills gap. A recent survey found that 60% of employees believe that their current skill set will become outdated in the next three to five years. This poses a challenge for HR. Not only will their existing skills become obsolete, but they will also need to develop new HR competencies to perform well.
Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and member of the World Economic Forum puts the half-life of skills around five years, highlighting the urgency of continuous skills development.
This is best illustrated when we look at the role of technology.