Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 23, 2020.
Professor Klaus Schwab says technological innovation can be leveraged to unleash human potential.
50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of skills employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years.
- Newly emerging this year are skills in self-management such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility.
- Respondents to the Future of Jobs Survey estimate that around 40% of workers will require reskilling of six months or less.
- Half of us will need to reskill in the next five years, as the “double-disruption” of the economic impacts of the pandemic and increasing automation transforming jobs takes hold.
That’s according to the third edition of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, which maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change and direction of travel.