Work and Wellbeing · 27 November 2018

Employers are failing to equip their staff with creative and leadership skills

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British employers are failing to give staff the creative and leadership skills they need to prepare for the future of work, according to new survey findings.

New research from PwC found that only 41% of employees in the UK believe their employer is providing them with the required training.

The research comes alongside a new survey from PwC of 1, 246 business and HR leaders from 79 countries which found that 87% of companies believe human skills such as creativity, leadership and adaptability are critical for the future but that only a third have talent practices that drive these skills.

hR departments must lead the way in growing and building the capabilities the workforce of tomorrow will require, ” said Alastair Woods, partner at PwC.

“The impact of automation and robotics over the course of the next decade will mean some tasks disappear, but new activities will emerge that rely on uniquely human skills like judgement, empathy and innovation.”

“To prepare for this change HR teams must develop a thorough understanding of future needs and put in place the learning and development programmes and other tools like performance management to help and underpin this transition.

PwC added that the changing nature of work is being accompanied by an increase in the numbers of contractors, freelancers and portfolio workers. Identifying where and how to engage this flexible talent will become increasingly important for organisations, it said, yet few are prepared for this shift.


 
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