Jean-Christophe Ravaux, Jake Schwartz, Ranjit DeSousa, Judith Wallenstein, Andreas Liedtke, Theodore Roos and Agathe Renard
Future-Proofing the Workforce
Accelerating Skills Acquisition to Match the Pace of Change
Boston Consulting Group, 2019
Speedy skill acquisition is vital for the future of work.
The rapid pace of technological change makes the acquisition of new skills at a similarly fast pace a must for employees and employers alike. However, closing skill gaps is often easier said than done. In this report, the Adecco Group and the Boston Consulting Group survey workers, executives and public institution officials from nine representative nations about the obstacles standing in the way of speedy, ongoing skill acquisition and possible strategies for overcoming those barriers. Ultimately, the authors conclude that what workers and businesses need most is a shift in mind-set.
About the Authors
Jean-Christophe Ravaux is head of global sales, Jake Schwartz is CEO and Ranjit DeSousa is president of the Adecco Group. Judith Wallenstein is a senior partner, Andreas Liedtke is a partner, Theodore Roos is a principal and Agathe Renard is an associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
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