How AI Empowers Workers for Career Growth
When it comes to having the right skills, how are companies faring? Accenture shared insights from its 2023 skilling study at Workday Rising:
- Skilling is the number one growing business challenge hindering organizational growth over the next 12 months.
- 95% of company leaders in the survey plan to increase investments in skilling.
- Employee perception remains a challenge: only 28% of workers believe their companies are effectively skilling them for the future.
The disconnect between what employees perceive and their company’s investment in skilling highlights the difficulty of articulating a skills vision, explained Penelope Prett, former CIO and current global lead for the Workday business group at Accenture.
However, AI can help align company investment and worker perception. First, organizations need data on the skills their employees have. At Workday, we address this by making skills data available through our Workday Skills Cloud technology across the Workday platform. Prett observed that having skills data part of the Workday unified data core allows for Workday AI to mature at a fast rate.
For example, by leveraging Workday AI, we’ve built into the Workday platform the ability to generate a suggested career path for workers, which includes the skills they need to expand a current role or move into a different one.
At the Workday Rising Innovation Keynote, my colleague David Somers, group general manager, office of the chief human resource officer product at Workday, shared what that capability looks like in action through the Workday Manager Insights Hub:
“It’s tough for managers to become better leaders and keep up with everything happening across their team. Workday can help by providing insights into career milestones and suggesting steps to support your team, such as strengthening skills they need to achieve their annual goals. You can help employees reach their goals faster . . . and look like the manager of the year in the process.”
AI-powered upskilling is clearly part of the future of work, but what’s also needed is the skill to leverage the tools that harness the power of AI.
That’s why Learn with Workday is so valuable. It is an on-demand learning program for individuals without a Workday account to gain skills on how Workday technology drives business outcomes. Learn with Workday comes with a digital badge upon completion, and sets up individuals for success for additional training.
As AI continues to advance, the potential for its use in upskilling will only increase, making it an essential tool for companies and its workforce looking to stay ahead of the curve. There’s a lot more innovation to come, and we’re excited to be on this upskilling journey together with our customers.
Discover how Learn with Workday can help you build a strong foundation for a career with Workday technology.