领英:企业更加关注员工学习和发展以缩小技能差距

  领英近日发布的一份报告显示,过去两年,欧洲、中东和非洲地区的企业中,对员工学习和发展方面的预算约束大幅减少,感受到这一方面预算受到约束的专业人士比例从2017年的49%降至2019年的26%。与此同时,37%的受访者表示,他们所在企业的人才发展预算正在增加。


  该报告还发现,在预算限制较少的情况下,那些从事员工学习和发展工作的专业人士更有能力影响公司内部的变革。


  有了额外的预算,员工学习和发展方面的专业人士在2019年关注的首要任务是评估并缩小企业的技能差距。将这一问题视为优先级别任务的受访者在欧洲、中东和非洲地区的企业中同比增长了32%。


  领英欧洲、中东和非洲地区学习发展主管Jeff Matthews表示:“预算的开放让员工学习和发展领域处于一个转折点。这种转变正处于一个关键时刻。随着对人才的争夺比以往任何时候都更加激烈,对某些技能的需求也达到了历史最高水平,企业开始认识到,员工学习和发展在识别和消除技能差距、赋予企业至关重要的竞争优势方面发挥着关键作用。”


  根据领英的行为数据,2019年欧洲地区企业最需要的硬技能是云计算、分析推理、人事管理、人工智能和视频制作。


  而该地区最受欢迎的软技能是创造力、说服能力、时间管理、适应和协作能力。


  领英的报告还显示,英国92%的人才方面的专业人士认为软技能和硬技能同等重要,甚至比硬技能更重要。


  与此同时,欧洲、中东和非洲地区的人才学习和发展团队正在使用多管齐下的方法,为企业提供适合其业务的技能。主要方法有以下几种:内部技能差距评估(73%);监控业务绩效指标和关键性指标(63%);与高层管理人员共同参与会议(61%);关注行业趋势(52%)。


  数据还显示,61%的受访者表示,2018年其所在企业在在线学习上的支出有所增加。


  EMEA – BUSINESSES PUT MORE FOCUS ON LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN BID TO CLOSE SKILLS GAPS: LINKEDIN


  Budget constraints felt by EMEA learning and development professionals have nearly halved in the past two years, decreasing to 26% in 2019 from 49% in 2017. At the same time, 37% reported their talent development budgets are increasing, according to a report from LinkedIn.


  The report found that with less budget constraints, those working in learning and development feel much more empowered to affect change within companies.


  With extra budget, the top priority highlighted by learning and development professionals in 2019 is to look beyond day-to-day challenges and into assessing and closing their companies’ skills gaps. This priority grew 32% year-on-year in the EMEA region.


  commented, “The opening up of budgets has left the learning and development profession at a tipping point,” said Jeff Matthews, head of LinkedIn learning EMEA. “This transformation comes at a critical time. As the war for talent rages harder than ever before and demand for certain skills is at an all-time high, businesses are recognising the crucial role learning and development play in identifying and bridging skills gaps and giving them that all-important competitive edge.”


  According to LinkedIn’s behavioural data, the most in-demand hard skills across Europe for 2019 are cloud computing, analytical reasoning, people management, AI and video production.


  The top in-demand European soft skills are creativity, persuasion, time management, adaptability and collaboration.


  LinkedIn’s report showed that 92% of UK talent professionals believe that soft skills are now as or more important than hard ones.


  Meanwhile, learning and development teams across EMEA are using a multipronged approach to build the right skills for their business, with performing internal skills gaps assessments the No. 1 method of choice (73%), followed by monitoring business key performance indicators and key metrics (63%), attending meetings with executives and senior managers (61%) and looking to industry trends (52%).

 


  LinkedIn’s data also showed that 61% report spending more on online learning over the last year.

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