TALENT DEVELOPMENT SURVEY RESULTS

BUILDING TECH SKILLS
Should you hire new talent or train existing teams?
Find out which strategy prevails in 2021.

With new technologies come new ways of doing business – and new skill sets. Training existing teams to fill those roles is something both managers and employees say they want, but it's not always the go-to option.

So why is it so hard to get started?

SAS worked with HR Dive and Coursera on surveys that explore why employers hire instead of train – and how shifting their strategies could pay off in the end.

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UNCOVERING CHALLENGES

50%
OF MANAGERS
said employees needed more upskilling, reskilling and cross-skilling.

(And 41% said they needed those same opportunities themselves.)

TOP 3
Talent Development Challenges

1. Finding time.
2. Cost or budget.
3. Unsure what skills are needed.

MORE THAN
1/3
OF MANAGERS
weren't sure which skills their employees needed.

FINDING COMMON GROUND

Despite some uncertainties, managers and their teams not only said they wanted more skills development but also agreed on what to learn and how to learn it. Both groups ranked skills such as data science, AI, machine learning, programming and advanced analytics as priorities.

What are the
MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS TO LEARN

IN 2021?

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1. Technical skills.
2. Statistical analysis skills.
3. Soft skills.
4. Business skills.

What are the
PREFERRED LEARNING FORMATS

OF 2021?

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1. Online, self-paced.
2. Live web, instructor-led.
3. Classroom, instructor-led.

(RECRUITING; CREATING; RETAINING)
MOTIVATED LEADERS

To recruit top-performing employees, you should offer learning and skills development opportunities.

Here's why: Employees want to know what's in it for them. Since continued education benefits them personally, skills development is a powerful recruiting and retention tool.

What
MOTIVATES EMPLOYEES

to spend time learning?

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1. Earning a certification.
2. An incentive for participating.
3. A requirement for promotion.

How many
 HOURS

did 79% of users say
they devote to learning per month?

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10 hours or fewer.

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