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The Expertise Gap is Real and Employees Need Your Attention Now

By Brian Solis

June 19, 2015

The biggest challenge is not in the understanding or expertise associated with new technology. We can learn that. The biggest problem is our inability to recognize that the experience we have today is not the experience we need going forward.

A notable separation exists between the expertise people have or are learning and the jobs companies need to hire for in an increasingly digital economy. This means that current employees possess expertise to perform jobs that are losing prominence in business while new jobs openings (or the need to create them) are becoming increasingly difficult to fill.

This is a problem to say the least. The question is, why isn't there a greater sense of urgency around this looming threat? Perhaps it's because this dilemma affects more than HR, it affects the entire business down to its fiefdoms, silos, job security, and everyday politics.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner recently observed, "There is a widening skills gap where the existing workforce has been educated and trained to obtain the jobs of [...]

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