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How To Overcome The Skills Gap And Stay Competitive

•, Melissa Stanger

But despite the surplus of job applicants, many companies have difficulties finding employees with the skills they’re looking for —creating what experts at Deloitte Consulting are calling the “Talent Paradox.”

A survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit of more than 350 executives from around the world discovered that employers are growing more concerned over the issue. Nearly two-thirds of the survey respondents say that talent shortages “are likely to affect their bottom line in the next five years.”

 The Talent Paradox is equally challenging for workers as it requires them to continue learning new skills and developing existing ones.

How do you stay competitive in your field?

In an article by the Harvard Business Review, the authors say it can be more beneficial to learn a subject or a skill from people who’s recently learned it themselves. Try using crowdsourced, online learning platforms, such as Skillshare, School of Everything, or TeachersPayTeachers.

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