How to Become Creators of Talent

As trends like digitisation accelerate the shift in skills organisation require faster than ever before, companies need refreshed talent and workforce development strategies in order to attract, develop, engage and retain the best talent in this next phase of the Skills Revolution.

This transformation, however, can be turbulent – or it can be guided with expertise and strategy. According to newly-released ManpowerGroup research, Skills Revolution Reboot: The 3R’s – Renew, Reskill, Redeploy, becoming a creator of talent by proactively upskilling and reskilling talent to be available when and where needed reduces risk and paves the way for sustainable growth.

Continue reading for four ways to use digital technologies to create and develop talent ready to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Assessing potential

Building talent starts with first assessing potential. Assessments like ManpowerGroup’s proprietary SkillsInSight™ help people identify their strengths and work preferences and help organisations to predict an individual’s likely fit for a given role. It also compiles aggregate data that makes it possible to predict who will be more likely to acquire new skills in the future. Assessment + date + analytics = insight that supports talent decisions, reduces talent acquisition costs and improves employee mobility by aligning their capabilities and potential to the organisation’s skills gaps.

Creating a career roadmap

Companies need a clear roadmap when it comes to their strategy and individuals need clear guidance. ManpowerGroup’s MyPath programme helps progress talent from one role to the next, from declining industries to growth sectors and closing the skills gap. ManpowerGroup talent agents are experts in assessment, coaching and data-driven recruitment and provide candidates with personalised guidance to develop for future roles. These services provide pathways in growth sectors such as IT, finance, advanced manufacturing, sales and logistics.

Coaching support

It doesn’t matter if workers are blue collar, white collar, new collar – all will need to develop the skills they need for the future of work. Personalised coaching support through RightCoach and RightMap – an AI-powered assessment, skills analysis and matching technology – can help meet workers where they are and help transition to their next phase. With RightMap coaching, 85% of employees felt more motivated to take on additional challenges in their role.

Teaching new skills

In growth sectors like technology, talent is scarce because skills are so new. The most innovative organisations are partnering to become creators of talent, sourcing the people who can learn and developing the skills they need. For example, the Experis Academy works with a broad range of clients, technical schools and universities to design curriculum for learners that can be applied on the job even before the learning is complete. With industry experience combined with workforce expertise we are defining future skills requirements, identifying current gaps and mapping skills to potential career paths.

For many companies, this future is unchartered territory, which is why these solutions are available to help organisations acquire the skills they need and individuals to develop the skills employers are looking for in-demand talent that’s needed in today’s rapidly changing environment.


Download the Skills Revolution Reboot: The 3R’s – Renew, Reskill, Redeploy report below for more insights, including a roadmap of solutions to help organisations attract, develop, engage and retain the best talent in this next phase of the Skills Revolution.