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imageCompanies today need to drive performance from every aspect of their IT investments. Find out how skills drive performance results and how IBM is building skills for a smarter planet in partnership with IBM Global Training Providers.

Top performing companies not only recognize the importance of their people but also the need to provide the right skills to enable their people. 71% of CEOs cited human capital, ahead of products, customer relationships and brands as the leading source of sustained economic value. In addition CEOs ranked “People Skills” in top 4 “External forces impacting the enterprise”. 84% of employees in Best Performing Organizations are receiving the training they need compared with 16% in the worst performing companies.

Today more than ever, companies need to maximize their human capital by providing the right skills at the right time for the right people. Embracing the right level of IT training, enablement and engagement can dramatically reduce attrition and safeguard the investment made in hiring.

Employees who do not feel they can achieve their career goals at their current organization are 12 times more likely to consider leaving than employees who do feel they can achieve their career goals. Even worse, this number skyrockets to about 30 times more likely for new employees. Considering the amount companies invest in the recruitment process and the time lost to filling the same role again, the impact to performance and margin can be significant.

In the next few days IBM Training will publish “The Value of Training” outlining the gains your organization can achieve in client success, project success and adoption, product development, sales, risk management and retention and how you can measure the return on investment from a well designed skills building program that links your solution to your business needs.

Once published, this paper will point to market drivers and perform a reality check in the skills some organizations have and the market readiness to fill the current and future skills gaps. We show research where more than 65% of global leaders cite “talent and leadership shortages” as their #1 business challenge and with some skill areas, a full 90% of organizations do not have all the skills they need to be successful. We will look at the recommended action that companies can take to drive the right skills and look at how to link training to the business goals. We will review the benefits of a skilled workforce and techniques to help you measure the ROI of training.

IBM Training – The Value of Training – Published in the IBM Training Blog

NEW YouTube Video on the Value of Skills :

Part one of the serialized content: People and Skills: What Organizations Senior Management Think

Part two of the serialized content: The ROI of Training within your Organization

Part three of the serialized content: Building Skills for a Smarter Workforce

Part four of the serialized content: Skills and The Dynamics of the Modern Workforce

Part five of the serialized content: Technology is impacting job roles and driving demand for new roles and skills.

Part six the final installment of this series:Building Skills – Best practices from leading organizations

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