Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development in Changing Times

  • 42m
  • ATD Research
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2022

A skills gap is a significant gap between an organization’s current capabilities and the skills it needs to achieve its goals and meet customer demand. Among the US organizations surveyed by ATD, 83 percent now report a skills gap in their organizations, with 78 percent reporting that they expect to face such a skills gap in the future. When an organization has a large skills gap in its workforce, it risks not meeting customer expectations and demands. This report focuses on what talent development professionals say about current and future skills gaps in their organizations and supplements that research with additional information pulled from news articles, reports, and other sources. It also includes case studies and interviews with talent development teams from organizations that are proactively addressing skills gaps in thoughtful, informed, and targeted ways. The goal is to help talent development professionals understand where critical gaps are and provide a road map for closing the gaps strategically.

About the Author

ATD Research tracks the latest trends, identifies practices that distinguish top companies, informs decisions, and connects research to practice and performance. We provide comprehensive data and insightful analyses through in-depth reports, quarterly indices and updates, case studies of winning programs and organizations, and webcasts featuring subject matter experts and executives.

In this Book

  • About the Sponsor
  • Welcome
  • ATD Public Policy Advisory Group
  • Introduction
  • What Contributes to the Skills Gap?
  • The Current State
  • Who Is Responsible for Closing the Skills Gap?
  • Addressing the Skills Gap
  • ATD’s Action Plan
  • Conclusion