It’s getting increasingly difficult for companies to find the skilled workers they need to drive their business forward. In Canada, for example, the proportion of companies reporting labour shortages rose to a 10-year high in 2019.1

According to one study, 75% of those struggling to recruit talent say there is a shortage of skills among applicants.2 Additionally, 70% of employees say they have not yet mastered the skills they need for their jobs.  Given the discrepancy between the skills the workforce possesses and those required to do the job, it’s no wonder why building critical skills and competencies within an organization is the number-one cited imperative for business leaders.3

This white paper explores three important questions:

  1. What is contributing to the skills gap in Canada today? 
  2. How can employers identify the critical skills their company needs to succeed?
  3. How can employers build an effective culture of learning and development?

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1 Globe & Mail, 2019

2 SHRM, 2019

3. Gartner, 2020