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Employee upskilling, where additional hard or soft skills are learned to enhance performance, is on the rise.
While most big companies want to help upskill their employees, PwC’s 2019 Global CEO Survey found only 18% feel they’re making significant progress in established upskilling programs. In North America, it was even worse at 11%.
Executive interest in employee upskilling is growing, as mentions of this topic in earnings calls have spiked in the last 18 months. Companies ranging from Adecco Group AG to Newell Brands to Lamprell have discussed investing in upskilling their employees in the past year.