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Top Workplace Skills Needed For 2021

6 Things To Know About The Future Of Skills And Workplace Learning

You won’t have missed that the world of work has gone through some significant changes in recent times. As we move into a new era of hybrid workplaces, which skills will be most needed and how can companies nurture them?

A new report attempts to answer these questions and more.

  • LinkedIn Learning has released its fifth Workplace Learning Report.
  • It surveyed more than 1,200 learning and development professionals and nearly 900 learners to find out how workplace learning is changing.
  • From the top skills for 2021 to ‘secret weapons’ for skill building, here are six things the report found.

For its fifth annual Workplace Learning Report, online education platform LinkedIn Learning surveyed more than 1,200 learning and development (L&D) professionals and nearly 900 learners. It also looked at behavioural insights on how people use its platform and conducted interviews with leaders.

It wanted to discover how L&D is changing within organizations, and how these companies are approaching learning strategies for the year ahead. Here are six key findings from the report.

1. The top skills we’ll need in 2021 are…

Across every country the survey covered, L&D professionals named resilience and digital fluency – possessing the technology skills needed to navigate an increasingly digital world – as the most important skills this year.

That might not come as a surprise given what’s happened in the world of work over the past year. Communication across remote or distributed teams, emotional intelligence and cross-functional collaboration round out the top five.

2. Upskilling and reskilling are the top area of focus

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report found last year that, thanks to the pandemic, what used to be considered the future of work has already arrived. By 2025, automation and a new division of labour between humans and machines will disrupt 85 million jobs globally.

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