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March 28th, 2024 · 5 min read

Overcoming the skills gaps challenge

What is a skills gap?

  • Decreased productivity
  • Increased turnover
  • Decreased employee engagement
  • Increased expenses from learning and development (L&D) programs 
  • Increased expenses incurred by external hiring to fill skill gaps
  • Compliance and safety risks 

Skills gap examples

What’s causing skills gaps?

How to identify skills gaps within your organization

  • What skills and competencies are needed to effectively perform in a given role? The answer to this question may change as the role evolves.
  • Do employees have the skills needed to perform the role’s responsibilities?
  • Are our current L&D resources adequately equipped to support employees in gaining and applying these skills?
  • Which employees already have these skills, and why? Consider which individuals or teams are impacted the most by skills gaps. 

Taking action to address skill gaps

Getting ahead of skills gaps

You can address talent development challenges