HRM and skills development – January 2022

04 February 2022

New Map Of Life shows way to 60 years of working and learning
A recent WEF article discusses the New Map of Life report (3.61 MB), published by the Stanford Center on Longevity in November 2021. The report addresses the challenges in the future working lives of today’s kids. With a life expectancy of 90 years, they may face 60 years of working. Rather than front-loading formal education into the first two decades of life, The New Map of Life envisions new options for learning outside the confines of formal education, with people of all ages able to acquire the knowledge they need at each stage of their lives, and to access it in ways that fit their needs, interests, abilities, schedules, and budgets.

Future of Work Trends in 2022 - The new era of humanity
Korn Ferry has analysed the workplace developments and come up with seven trends for the year 2022. Key is, that employees are now starting to ask human questions about the work they perform. Many are choosing to leave their jobs or suffer a burnout. The competition between businesses in attracting and keeping talent is growing fiercer. You can download the report after filling in your details.

10 workforce trends that will shape 2022 in the UK and beyond
LinkedIn HRM consultant Olivier Sabella, based in Dublin, has published a noteworthy article on LinkedIn on ten trends in the workforce. Although the article might be somewhat UK centred, the scope of LinkedIn also brings a wider relevance. At LinkedIn the share of members changing roles in October 2021 was up 25% compared to the same pre-pandemic period in 2019. Additionally, the share of remote jobs posted on LinkedIn has grown more than 8.5x since the start of the pandemic, increasing from 1.9% of global job posts in March 2020 to 16.3% in August 2021.

The Great Hiring Bounceback continues in 2022, says ManPowerGroup
Global employer confidence continues to return according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey (6.68 MB) of more than 39,000 employers by ManPowerGroup. Employers in 36 of 40 countries report stronger hiring intentions than the previous quarter with greatest demand for IT talent and hospitality workers. The strongest hiring prospects are reported in Peru, India, Brazil, Ireland and the Netherlands.

DHL releases latest Trend Report on the "Future of Work in Logistics"
In their Report "Future of Work in Logistics" DHL examines how the concept of work – the roles, responsibilities, systems, schedules, tools, and environments of logistics workers – will change over the coming decade. As the industry grapples with a serious talent shortage threat, organisations need to deploy strategies to attract, retain, develop and motivate workers in the coming digital era. Over 7,000 professionals from the logistics and supply chain industry weighed in on the opportunities and challenges they face, to contribute to the report. You can access the report after filling in your details.

Nice talent – if you are given the opportunity to grow it...
Businesses cry about the fight for scarce talent , but the harsh reality is that millions of young people will struggle to find work as they have not been given the opportunity to actually build their talents. While the youth population has exploded by 30% in the last 20 years or so, the number in the labour force has actually decreased by approximately 12%. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even tougher for young people to find a qualified – and qualifying - job. These worrying findings are shared by UNICEF and PwC in a recent report (2.56 MB).

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