With only 41% of organizations reporting they have the people skills and resources needed to execute their business strategy, skills are the new competitive currency. Changing employee expectations and a growing skills gap are requiring successful organizations to reinvent their workforce for an agile future. They are doing so with new ways of working that are accompanied by a people strategy with skills at the center.


HR Transformation

HR is the new engine of growth for the organization, helping attract and retain a diverse and highly skilled workforce that supports evolving business needs.

Talent Acquisition

Amplify your competitive advantage by hiring talent using advanced innovation and AI to unleash new sources of value.

Talent Development

Skills and experience are the new currency of competitive value and this requires organizations to build a culture of continuous learning.

Case studies


Telefónica turned to IBM to drive three strategic objectives: simplify operations, drive efficiencies and deliver a next-generation client experience.

Industrial engineering company

IBM implements a strategic RPO process to find candidates for difficult-to-fill roles in 12 MEA countries. 

Thought leadership

IBM Institute for Business Value

The Enterprise Guide to Closing the Skills Gap: Strategies for Building and Maintaining a Skilled Workforce

IBM Institute for Business Value

Building the Cognitive Enterprise: A Blueprint for AI-powered Transformation


IBM Smarter Workforce Institute

The Business Case for AI in HR with Insights and Tips on Getting Started


Intelligent workflows for talent

Reinventing an enterprise starts with sharp focus on organizational development. Intelligent workflows can improve how employees interact with customers, business partners and even employees. Whether you use Workday, Oracle, SAP or other HR tools, IBM experts can help you manage change with cutting edge technologies like AI, automation and more.


Insights and intelligence by and for HR professionals

Smarter Workforce was created for forward-thinking HR professionals. The blog series features leading voices in the field on the top challenges and opportunities facing HR organizations today.

A sampling of recent articles include:

  • Tangible examples of where AI is delivering value in HR today
  • Nine ways to reinvent recruiting to sustain market advantage
  • How AI can help shed bias baggage and where to start in HR

Related solutions

Change Management

Develop a distinct, employee-centric approach to change management.

HR Shift to the Cloud – Powered by Oracle

Create a high-performance workplace for staff, talent and contractors.

HR Shift to the Cloud – Powered by SuccessFactors

Improve operational effectiveness to help transform human resources.

HR Shift to the Cloud – Powered by Workday

Transform into a skills-based, talent-centric and AI-powered workplace.

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