HR leaders expecting global skills gap: new survey

According to a new, global survey, only 20% of employees have what it takes to thrive and survive in Industry 4.0.
By: | September 11, 2018

Global research and advisory firm Gartner Inc says that about 80% of employees around the world do not have the skills needed for their current and future roles.

The finding was announced by Gartner during its Reimagine HR conference in London, which took place last week, and gathered more than 400 global HR leaders.

Gartner said that only 20% of employees have the skills needed, despite most organizations undergoing a digital transformation that directly impacts on how they do business.

Brian Kropp, group vice president of Gartner’s HR Practice, added that more than two-thirds of business leaders also believe that if their companies do not become significantly digitalized by 2020, they will no longer be competitive.

The majority of HR leaders also see a significant skills gap, with 64% of HR managers polled believing that their firm’s employees are not keeping pace with future skill needs.