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Skill shortages

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Note from the editor

When employers reference skills shortages, some talk about digital skills that lag behind tech advancements. Others bemoan a new workforce generation that reportedly lacks leadership and communication skills.

Regardless of an employer's particular need, however, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to filling that gap, experts told HR Dive. Instead, a multi-pronged approach is likely necessary, one that both sources external candidates and upskills today's employees.

This report details multiple aspects of that issue, including:

  • Workers' limited digital skills.
  • Tips for finding employees with soft skills.
  • The upskilling imperative.
  • Prioritizing workers with a "hunger to learn."
  • A new player in the corporate education space.

These are just a few of the many aspects of skill shortages that employers are thinking about. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into the current trends.

Kate Tornone Lead Editor

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