• About the Author: Eben Harrell

    Eben Harrell is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review.

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08 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
The Solution to the Skills Gap Could Already Be Inside Your Company
Cathy Benko, a vice chairman at Deloitte, has been studying the various ways companies are working to prevent a skills crisis while transforming for the digital world. In a recent article with AT&T’s chief strategy officer and group president, John Donovan, she describes how AT&T is in a sprint to reinvent itself as its industry moves from cables to the cloud. Rather than hiring new talent wholesale, AT&T has chosen to rapidly reskill more than a hundred thousand of its current employees.

11 Oct. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Solution to the Skills Gap Could Already Be Inside Your Company
Is the developed world on the verge of a skills crisis? The challenge is obvious: the quickening pace of technological change has shrunk the shelf life of skills acquired by today’s university graduates to just a few years. In a 2013 Deloitte survey of executives at large companies, 39% said they were either “barely able” or “unable” to meet their needs for talent.