Research: Mapping out skills for success in the AI-driven future

The latest TalentLMS research examines AI’s impact on sought-after skills, and unpacks 12 hard-hitting skills for the tech-driven future. The research report also features a framework for assessing employees in top-ranked skills.

The top 3 in-demand cognitive skills in the AI era are
problem-solving, creativity, and the ability to learn.

Key takeaways

The rise of AI is changing key in-demand skills, 64% of surveyed HR managers agree.

43% of HR executives think their company will face a skills gap because of the rise of AI.

85% of HR managers plan some kind of L&D investment for training employees on AI.

Cover page of the report on skills for success in the AI-driven future

More highlights from the report

65% of HR managers think digital skills, interpersonal skills, and cognitive skills will be important for success in the AI era.

To overcome the skills gap caused by AI, the majority of HR pros (58%) will use upskilling and reskilling initiatives, along with investing in AI training tools.

41% of surveyed HR executives will hire new employees to overcome the skills gap caused by AI, among other initiatives.

Upskilling and reskilling are coming into focus

In light of AI adoption in the workplace, over 6 in 10 surveyed HR managers find upskilling (63%) and reskilling (62%) of employees important. And the graph below shows the importance of ongoing employee upskilling.

Research graph on the importance of upskilling in AI future

AI fluency is the new must-have skill

AI fluency has emerged from the data as a new, highly prioritized skill. Over half of HR managers think AI literacy is the new must-have skill for all employees, regardless of whether they work in technical or non-technical roles.

In demand skills in the AI era graph: AI literacy

Research tidbits: The flip side of AI in the workplace

Employee stress on the rise

56% of HR managers agree that AI-driven urgency to develop new skills is increasing employee stress.

Increased job insecurity

58% of surveyed HR executives agree that AI adoption at work is increasing job insecurity among employees.

Generational AI gap

58% of HR pros think AI will make older generations feel less confident at work compared to their younger coworkers.

Research tidbits: How to future-proof your organization

Invest in training

As a response to the rise of AI at work, 54% of surveyed HR managers find allocating a budget for AI training important.

Roll out an AI policy

To successfully transition into an AI-driven future, 45% of HR leaders think companies should have a clear AI policy.

Get ready for a blended workforce

41% of HR managers think companies should prepare for a blended workforce of employees and AI, to transition well into the AI-driven future.

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