HRM and skills development – January 2023

02 February 2023

ManpowerGroup Workforce Trends Report 2023: "New Human Age" has arrived
ManpowerGroup has analysed trends in the workforce and now feels vindicated in their view that human capital has become a major differentiator and driver of economic growth. The report (3.11 MB) supports the view that tech can augment human skills rather than replace them. According to ManpowerGroup we are now embarking on a New Human Age — a time where people are utilising technology and digital tools to enhance human connections, be more productive and live more meaningful lives.

Deloitte: only 24% of business leaders ready to adapt workplaces
Deloitte's “2023 Global Human Capital Trends” report examines how leaders are managing the post-COVID organisational challenges. The respondents to the study generally recognise that the boundaries that have traditionally governed the rules of work — the way jobs are organised, where work happens and who qualifies for specific roles — are falling away. However, while many understand the need for new fundamentals in today's world of work, only 24% feel their organisations are very ready to address this trend. You can fill in your details here to receive the report as soon as it’s released.

McKinsey: one-third of European staff is ready to walk out the door
A European survey by McKinsey shows that one-third of respondents expect to quit their jobs in the next three to six months. In Poland the figure is even 50%. This level of “attrition” is just one of the challenges facing European employers. The job vacancy rate has almost doubled to 3% in 2022, making it harder for companies to fill open positions. Organisations also face a skills gap across industries, as well as a high number of retirees who are unlikely to return to the workforce.

What to learn on the workplace? Answers in the Udemy Trend Report
The 2023 Workplace Learning Trends Report by Udemy reveals how companies that prioritise learning get ahead in today’s world and prepare for rapid future change. The report analyses which business, technical and personal skills today’s employees are most asked for and how these skills are helping staff to drive business impact. Udemy uncovers the key trends and insights managers need to help their people be more resilient and better prepared for the future. You can download the report after filling in your details.

Employers are maintaining knowledge at workplace insufficiently, says Drillster
45% of employees in crucial professions think their employer should pay more attention to maintaining knowledge levels in the workplace. This is according to research by Drillster (in Dutch) among more than 1,000 employees with a crucial profession in the Netherlands. 25% of employees say their employer falls short on the budget available for further training, for example on changes in protocols, laws or regulations. You can download the report after filling in your details (in Dutch).

Overview of occupational exposure limits in EU context
Employers have to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees working with hazardous substances. This means that contact with chemicals should be minimised. RIVM has made an overview (707 kB) of national occupational exposure limits for substances without a ‘harmonised’ European occupational exposure limit, totalling around 1,400 substances.

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