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Skills Gap Analysis Guide

Your step-by-step guide to carrying out a thorough Skills Gap Analysis. Identify the skills your employees need to achieve business objectives, regardless of how their jobs evolve over time.

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Skills Gap Analysis: A How-To Guide for L&D

87% of executives say they are experiencing skills gaps in the workforce (McKinsey, 2020). This is not surprising since 54% of all workers need to update or replace their competencies by 2022 (WEF, 2018).

This is a massive undertaking for Learning & Development and a skills gap analysis is an necessary first step.

In this five-step guide, we explain how to identify the knowledge and competencies that your employees need to succeed now and in the (very near) future.

 

The Skills Gap Analysis in 5 Steps:

  • INTAKE
    In this critical first step, you will lay the foundation for the project’s success.
  • TREND & DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
    Discover which factors are going to shape the future of your workforce.
  • QUALITATIVE IMPACT WORKSHOP
    Analyze what the trends mean to your organization — and how L&D can help.
  • QUANTITATIVE IMPACT WORKSHOP
    Calculate the size of the future workforce using the predicted changes in work.
  • SKILLS GAP ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
    In the final workshop, you will perform the analysis and create an action plan.

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