Skills-First Framework for Action
SKILLS FIRST REPORT 2023 in collaboration with PwC
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The term “skills-first” is increasingly used by a wide range of organizations across the private and public sector to describe a new approach to talent management that emphasizes a person’s skills and competencies – rather than degrees, job histories or job titles – with regard to attracting, hiring, developing and redeploying talent.
By focusing directly on skills themselves, rather than on how they have been acquired, a skills-first approach has the potential to democratize access to economic opportunities and pathways to good jobs for many more people than traditional approaches have done. For employers, a skills-first approach can create more robust talent pipelines – and may help to address skills shortages.
Skills-First: A Framework for Action
This report serving as a building block toward a vision for how, in years to come, a comprehensive skills first system could put human capital at the core of business and government strategy in an age of global
digital, energy, supply chain and geopolitical transitions – issues which we will expand on in our followup report.
Does your organization have a vision to develop a skills-first strategy?