What does digital transformation mean for the future workplace? And how can organizations help their employees develop the skills they need to stay employable? In this video talk, ManpowerGroup’s chairman and CEO Jonas Prising and its chief talent scientist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic sit down with Parmy Olson from Forbes to discuss these questions and more. Their insights can help both organizational leaders and employees striving to stay relevant in a rapidly advancing technological age.
Organizations today need people with strong soft skills and a learning mind-set.
The traditional educational paradigm wherein learning ends at graduation no longer applies today. In an age where technology evolves fast, organizations need people who know how to be lifelong learners. As machines take over routine tasks and grant people the ability to look up information in an instant, hard skills – clear knowledge about a topic – become less vital. However, having a solid knowledge base will remain important, especially for people working in scientific and technological fields, as that base serves as a foundation for creativity.
For most, soft skills, including “ability, likability and drive,” are the key to boosting your employability. Ability refers to your capacity to learn and adapt constantly. Likability refers to people skills, such as how much others enjoy interacting with you. Drive refers to motivation and work ethic...
Jonas Prising is chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup, a global provider of workforce solutions and services. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is chief talent scientist at Manpower. Parmy Olson is a technology journalist at The Wall Street Journal (formerly at Forbes).