Skilling & career mobility in 2023: Top 3 HR predictions from the World Economic Forum

How employers are using online learning and coaching to create cultures of opportunity that turn skilling into tangible career mobility.
Michele Bitinis

Michele Bitinis

March 27th, 2023

1. Employers will continue to invest strongly in skilling despite macroeconomic trends because it drives positive ROI.

Skilling tied to career pathways drives measurable gains in talent attraction, retention, and mobility

Employers will get smarter about how they measure the ROI of their talent investments

2. Employers will focus more on what employees really care about: career mobility.

Employers will build the piping between employees who complete programs and open jobs in their organizations

HR teams will lean into their employee skilling data to fill in the gaps

“The most important and simple thing we do is give the data back to the company every month, every quarter, of who is progressing and who is completing the programs…”

Rachel Romer, CEO and Founder of Guild

3. Employers will make skilling tied to career growth an exciting (and attainable) prospect for deskless workers.

HR teams will flex new muscles to reach and engage this population using these tactics

What skilling and career mobility trends will you leverage this year?

  1. 52% of surveyed new hires cited the education benefit as a factor in decision to join in Q of 2022
  2. Guild’s internal data over the last 12 months as of 01.01.2023 from employers who have provided the required data for at least 13 months post launch
  3. Average of all Return on Investment analyses conducted by Guild for employer partners as of 01.01.2023
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