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2024 Talent Reports: Insights and actions for the age of AI

Business leaders acknowledge that employees will need new skills to work with AI, yet only a third (38%) of US executives are helping their workforce become AI-literate, our new research finds*. 

Helping employees develop new skills is critical, given the rapid advancements and adoption of AI. The skills needed for jobs globally is projected to change by 51% by 2030 (since 2016), and the rise of generative AI will accelerate this change to 68%, according to LinkedIn data.

Providing skill and career development opportunities isn’t just a “perk”— it’s a business need, a powerful retention strategy, and key to ensuring employees have the right skills for their roles. To help organizations prioritize skill development, we’re making 250 AI courses free and rolling out new career development and internal mobility tools: 

  • New career development features include Next Role Explorer – a dynamic career path visualization that recommends potential next roles to employees inside their company – and personalized Learning Plans that help learners close skills gaps to achieve their career goals.

  • New internal mobility features improve employees’ visibility into open roles at their organization on LinkedIn Jobs and LinkedIn Learning and enable them to express interest. By combining the power of our learning and hiring tools for the first time, we’re making it easier for internal hiring teams to find interested talent.

We’re also launching two new reports, the 2024 Workplace Learning Report and the 2024 Future of Recruiting Report, to help talent professionals better understand how the world of work is changing. Highlights include:

  • 4 in 5 people say they want to learn more about how to use AI in their profession.

  • 90% of organizations are concerned about employee retention, and providing learning opportunities is the No. 1 retention strategy.

  • 62% of recruiting professionals express optimism about AI’s impact on recruitment; the number of recruiters who added AI skills to their profiles jumped 14% last year.

  • Communication (77%), relationship building (72%), and adaptability (63%) are the top soft skills recruiters will need in the future.

To learn more, read these articles from our LinkedIn team:

*According to our Executive Confidence Index, a survey of ~3K executive (VP+) LinkedIn members in December 2023