Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy

“In many organisations, the habitual approach to workforce planning is just a short-term budget and headcount exercise. Attempting to be this granular and precise is not useful when looking longer term, especially when the environment is uncertain.” - Julia Howes – Principal, Mercer


Why is it important for HR heads to have a long-term strategy on workforce planning and skills development? The answer seems obvious. When a country faces unemployability rates of 60-65% and around 12 million youth looking to enter the workforce annually, proven human capacity building approaches such as apprenticeships become pivotal for employers to have the ability to mold youth with the skills they require for the future. Burying our heads in the sand and waiting for the crisis to pass risks everything our businesses stand for…Read more

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