Mind the skills gap

Mind the skills gap

In crises like this, learning and development is often the earliest – and hardest – hit organisational activity.

Yet learning is an essential component of an organisation’s future – a long-term investment in the skills of its workforce. This is especially pertinent in the current climate, where resilience, adaptability and continuous improvement are vital.

Resist the urge to press pause on development.

The research reveals that, while progress has been made, a number of areas need to be addressed if organisations are to view learning as a strategic enabler driving productivity and performance, unlocking potential, and meeting the needs of a rapidly evolving work and employment context. And, as the custodians of learning, L&D professionals are integral to closing the gap between the ambitions and challenges revealed in this report.

L&D Cake Camp

Lizzie Crowley and David Hayden from the CIPD co-authored the Learning and Skills At Work Report and we are delighted to welcome them (virtually) for an interactive session via Zoom on 11 August 2020 from 17:30 to 19:00.

During the session, hosted by Daniel Taylor and Rochelle Roberts, you’ll discover:

  • an unreleased case study,
  • learn more about and the research
  • discuss key findings, and
  • plan how you can address the skills gap

More about our guest contributors

Lizzie Crowley is the Senior Skills Advisor at the CIPD and leads the institute’s programme of research and policy development on the UK skills system. Lizzie is a policy and research professional with over 13 years’ experience in the employment and skills arena, having worked with both the public and private sector to develop high-quality research to inform organisational practice, public policy and shape the public debate.

David Hayden, Chartered FCIPD, is the L&D Digital Learning Portfolio Manager at the CIPD. He has been working with CIPD qualifications since 2007, working with L&D students across the globe.

Join us to discuss, learn and contribute the subject. Meet peers and extend your network of fellow professionals and don’t forget your piece of cake, so we can recreate an informal coffee shop atmosphere for our discussions.