Questions?
+44 (0)20 3890 5583 (Freephone)
Login
Blog

Top 5 Skills Gaps in the Workforce in 2019

Skills gaps are a fact of life in business. As business evolves so do your skills needs and this can feel like a never-ending mountain to climb. Understanding your skills needs and realising that soft skills and hard skills both need to be addressed and maintained can help you stay on top. No matter what your business is, you’ll find the same areas of training needs apply. So, here are our top 5 skills gap examples.

Marketing

No matter how great your product or service is, if you don’t market it right no one is going to care, or even know it exists. You face stiff competition in today’s markets, even if you think your idea is unique, so marketing is a vital part of your business. Learn to see this as fun and get creative with your marketing ideas. The arena of marketing is huge, but the trick is to find your potential customers and sell your product to them effectively. Get this right and you have an invaluable skill.

Leadership and management

Leadership and management can be especially difficult for small businesses and start-ups. You had an idea you are passionate about, but you might not feel like you are a natural leader. Being a good leader and knowing how to manage your team effectively is a skill you need to master if you want to succeed. Hiring managers is a positive step, but you still need to understand leadership for yourself. Get comfortable with this role and understand it so you can find your leadership groove.

Project management

A thriving business knows how to deliver fast and high impact results and to do this you need effective project management. Project management is a more important skill to have right now than ever before, and it’s becoming increasingly vital. To be able to plan and work closely with a team to achieve results is an area of training that can’t be underestimated. Find the project management employees who will execute and control your projects and understand what this role means for your business.

Finance

Finance can be a polarising skill. While some people love number crunching, others steer clear of it with an intense aversion. But finance is one of the most important areas of your business and if you don’t do numbers you need to find an employee who does. Even if you intend to let someone else deal with your profits and cashflow, an understanding of finance is important. Don’t get left behind when it comes to your money, make sure you know what’s going on in your finances.

Tech

Arguably the backbone of modern business, tech has never been so important in the race for success and as it continues to evolve the importance of tech only becomes more immediate. Educating yourself and your employees can transform how you run your business and having tech professionals as part of your team can transform your life. Tech is perhaps the number one example of a skills gap that must be filled.

FAQs

What are the most in-demand soft skills?

According to LinkedIn data, the most in-demand skills in 2019 are:
- Creativity
- Persuasion
- Collaboration
- Adaptability
- Time-Management

What are the most in-demand hard skills?

According to LinkedIn data, the most in-demand skills in 2019 are:
- Cloud Computing
- Artificial Intelligence
- Analytical Reasoning
- People Management
- UX Design
- Mobile Application Development
- Video Production
- Sales Leadership
- Translation
- Audio Production

How do you fill skills gaps?

To fill a skills gap, you will usually want to start with a skills gap analysis.

Date Posted:
August 7, 2019

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comurce
CEO/ Founder, United Kingdom
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum id congue justo, id dictum lacus. Fusce suscipit euismod arcu, quis rutrum tellus.

Disclaimer

The information in this website is for general guidance on your rights and responsibilities and is not legal advice. If you need more details on your rights or legal advice about what action to take, please contact a solicitor.

Muebox has tried to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. However, Mubeox will not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any..
Comurce.com E1st Floor Packwood House, Guild Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England, CV37 6RP
Phone: +44 (0)20 3890 5583