By Claude Werder, Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group 

Learning is often about courses and completions, rather than improving competencies and business outcomes. Performance management is still largely about ratings and raises instead of developing employees’ potential and agility.

Our research shows that most organizations believe their focus on learning and performance must change and many are making strides. But time is running out. Advances in technology, Al and Machine Learning are creating a new economy that will transform the workforce.

Most organizations struggle to fill their current needs with employees or external hires. How will you find talent— inside and outside your company — to fill roles that don’t exist now but will emerge over the next decade?

Attend our Nov. 12 webinar, Transforming Talent Management for Success in the Knowledge Economy, and we will provide insights to help you get started. I will be joined by Kevin Bonsor, Director of Product Marketing for PeopleFluent, the webinar sponsor.

The estimates are scary: By 2030, roughly 14% of the global workforce may need to switch occupational categories. More than 80% of jobs we will need to fill don’t exist yet.

We are entering the age of the “Learning Worker” — professionals with the agility to learn as they go, adapt to new work environments and apply their learning to new situations.

Brandon Hall Group research shows that digital-age competencies such as emotional intelligence, critical thinking, innovation, analytics, collaboration and learning agilit y will be critical to success.

You will need to develop talent that seeks out new experiences to learn from and enjoy complex problems and challenges associated with unfamiliar situations.

How will you identify who is capable of doing that? Here’s a hint: It won’t be from continuing to conduct once-a-year performance reviews that focus on everything an employee did. It will come from understanding employees’ potential and providing experiences that to them to adapt to an environment of continual change.

We will explore strategies for success in developing the agile “Learning Worker” during our webinar. I hope you will join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 1-2 pm ET.

Claude Werder, Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Claude Werder is Brandon Hall Group’s Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst. He focuses on Leadership Development and Talent Management. Brandon Hall Group is a leading research and analyst firm with Practices in Learning & Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management/Core HR.

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