Author of Artificial Intelligence for HR: Use AI to Build a Successful Workforce
Lighthouse Research & Advisory

12:35pm-1:10pm New Research: Creating a Self-Developing Workforce

General Session

With more companies than ever before leveraging artificial intelligence systems to support operations, sales, and marketing, and even HR and talent, employers need a workforce that can keep up. Traditional thinking says that the workforce is there to do a job, but they need to be force-fed when it comes to training and development.  
However, newer data show that workers actually crave the right development opportunities. In fact, learners were three times more likely to say their employer supported them appropriately in the last year if they also agreed that the company offered the right types of learning opportunities. But when we add in the increasing levels of AI, automation, and algorithms used in the workplace, where does that leave us as humans?  
In this session we'll examine data and stories that highlight how the best employers are closing the gap not just through smarter practices, but by enabling their people with the right culture and strategy to become a self-developing workforce. We'll also touch on the human skills that can't be automated by AI with tangible examples and research. 
In this session, you will learn: 

  • What sets high-performing employers apart when it comes to talent development practices 
  • How many workers say they must figure out their skills on their own (and what we should do about it) 
  • The critical gaps in learning teams and technology, plus how to close them