Cornerstone Report

Building an Adaptive Workforce: The Demand for Transparency and Skills Development

In the face of economic volatility and the rise of major workplace disruptors, including automation, people fear they don’t possess the skills it takes to prevail in today’s work climate. 
In today’s unprecedented job market, people need to continuously adapt and learn new skills in order to stay ahead of change. Cornerstone’s new report, Building an Adaptive Workforce: The Demand for Transparency and Skills Development, reveals insights on how individuals and businesses can bridge the gap between current skill sets and the skills required for job security, continued career growth and agility in the changing future of work.
 
The survey of 1,000 employed Americans revealed important information for employers who want to train their workforce related to baby boomers, Gen X and millennials:
 
  • 53% aren’t sure they have the skills to withstand a future layoff
  • 83% believe it is essential to improve professional skills
  • 60% of boomers feel insecure with their current skill sets
  • 53% of millennials say their employers help them identify the skills they need, while only 37% of boomers agree. 
 
To learn more about the role of skills development in job security and career mobility, download the Building an Adaptive Workforce whitepaper.
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