With record low unemployment rates across Europe, businesses are struggling to recruit workers, as there are not enough people with right skills available - impacting business performance and productivity. According to research by The Open University, 94% of businesses surveyed are struggling to find workers with the right skills, and actually, think that the skills gap is getting worse.
Fierce competition is making it increasingly difficult to find
Through a highly collaborative format, Raytheon Professional Services, in partnership with CorporateLeaders, hosted the 7th annual Raytheon Symposium focusing on “Leveraging L&D to Overcome the Skills Shortages” on 26th September in London and 10th October in Frankfurt.
The event was a complimentary and exclusive peer-to-peer collaborative learning meeting bringing together 50 senior HR, Learning & Development, Talent Management, and Training leaders to share knowledge and best practices, debate key training and development solutions and challenges, and network with peers and experts.
As career models change to one where employees need to continuously reskill, gain new experiences, and reinvent themselves at work, how does L&D overcome the disconnect between developing the right skills for today’s career paths?
Apprenticeship schemes when aligned to business goals and objectives can bridge the skills gaps and have a positive impact on the apprentices. As apprenticeships become more popular, people are taking part in schemes as a way of gaining new skills and changing their career paths. How can you leverage apprenticeships to overcome skills shortages in your company?
Learner engagement is one of the holy grails of L&D teams battling with attention deficit and information overload. If learners are not interested in what is being delivered, they will absorb little information and the effectiveness of the overall programme will be minimal if at all. How can we apply some fresh thinking within L&D if we want learners engaged and invigorated?
Adaptability is essential to thriving in today’s quick-changing uncertain environment. Employees expect employers to continually feed their minds and develop their skills. Creating a culture of learning requires continuous measurement, processes and overcoming objections while integrating the concept of learning into how your company operates. How can a learning culture transform your business and how do we make the transition?
‟Really good quality of speakers. Great opportunity to collaborate and discuss.”
‟Raytheon Symposium is the ultimate event to keep abreast of the latest developments in corporate training. In half a day you know where you stand and what to put on your agenda.”
‟These events are great every time I attend. I always leave with many new ideas.”
“Once again, you’ve brought the right people and topics together. Good choice of attendees and great conversations.”
“The event was very inspiring and well conducted. A good investment of time.”
“It was a really inspiring and valuable event.”