In an ideal world all organisations would be able to predict the skills they needed to deliver on the business strategy, and based on this perfect prediction, plan how to mitigate skills gaps via development plans, talent pools, and focused recruitment strategies. This might seem like an idyllic – and maybe even an impossible – undertaking for many, however in today’s organizations it is very possible.
The question is what this transformation toward skills-based organisations actually entails? What are the consequences and prerequisites and where do we start?
Understanding the road to skills-based organisations
Making the move from jobs to skills affects how you approach workforce planning, reskilling/upskilling, performance management, your internal talent marketplace, succession planning, pay, and talent acquisition. At this event we have invited Mercer to present their take on the implication of working skills-based.
At the event we will look into:
- The global talent trends, including “work without jobs”
- How to build your skills data
- Strategic workforce planning and work design
- Talent marketplaces
- Skills and rewards
Paul Habgood, Partner, Mercer Transformation
Paul is a recognised thought leader in workforce transformation and building Skills-based organisations. He has more than 25 years experience in Human Capital Consulting across many industry sectors. Paul was trained in Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) by the Human Capital Institute and is passionate about skills-based workforce planning as a foundation for organisations to transform. He also has a background in Talent Acquisition and Contingent Workforce Management having started his career in recruitment and recruitment outsourcing. Prior to Mercer, Paul worked at IBM as an Offering Leader, developing new methods and technologies including Agile Talent Acquisition, Dynamic Resource Management and SWP Tools.
Peter Stevenson, GTM Leader, Mercer Skills-Edge
Peter Stevenson is Go-to-Market Leader for Mercer Skills-Edge and is a Principal in the company’s Career Products business. In this role he is responsible for the global GTM strategy, leading on marketing and enablement activities for skills products, and ensuring that the Skills Edge Suite of Products is successfully sold via both advisory and product sales channels. Prior to joining Mercer Peter spent seven years working with Watson Wyatt in Brussels, Belgium, much of which was focused on developing and leading their compensation surveys, both sector-specific and general industry, across the Middle East and Africa region.