Title: IBM Watson Talent and Skillsoft Launch AI-Infused Career Development & Training
Authors: Hyoun Park and Todd Maddox, Ph.D.
Key Stakeholders: Chief Learning Officers, Chief Human Resource Officers, Chief People Officer, Chief Talent Officer, Learning & Development Directors and Managers, Corporate Trainers, Content and Learning Product Managers, Hiring Directors, Hiring Managers, Human Resource Directors, Human Resource Managers.
Why It Matters: Organizations face the double burden of losing a disproportionate percentage of highly experienced employees to retirement while facing the challenge of filling new jobs over the next 5-10 years that have never even been imagined in the past. To adequately fill these new jobs, human resources and talent managers must become more creative in finding and developing skillsets to ensure that their organizations can keep up with the overwhelming pace of change and transformation.
Top Takeaway: IBM and Skillsoft have brought together a unique combination of artificial intelligence, career guidance, skill taxonomies and ontologies, chatbots, career coaching, and educational content to help employees improve their skillsets and prepare them for both managerial and advanced technical roles. Amalgam Insights recommends that organizations work with IBM and Skillsoft to conduct due diligence on this offering in context of organizational forecasts and demands for new personnel and skills.