Infographic: IT Leaders: Skill Gaps, Planning, and Workforce Flexibility

This infographic gives insights from over 300 IT LEADERS in the US on their approach to workforce planning, how they're preparing for critical gaps, and the importance of having a flexible workforce.


Career Development and Upskilling

The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions. It takes the form of an annual survey that canvasses a wide spectrum of opinions on issues impacting the contemporary workplace, with a particular focus on the perspectives from different generations, industries, occupations, and skill sets.

This first installment, on the topic of Career Development and Upskilling, explores the changing focus on training and skills development, as employees become more proactive and self-reliant in managing their careers. Once the preserve of the employer, responsibility for training and skills development is shifting to employees, who are dictating the way that training is designed, provided and funded. There is also some reassurance for employers who often fear that any investment in training will be lost when staff depart. The good news is that the majority of employees who are seeking training are motivated by a desire to stay with their current employer.

Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

A shout out to Joe Fuller and Adam Dennis for sharing this with us! We live in a world surrounded by technology. But only a tiny fraction of us ever learn how computers work, or how to create software technology. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and our entire population can benefit from learning the basics. This year, for Computer Science Education Week (12/9-15/2013), a massive campaign called the Hour of Code is introducing 10 million participants to try one hour of introductory computer science. Learn more and sign up here today!