Delivering an Answer for Skill Gaps?

Delivering an Answer for Skill Gaps?

Research shows some disconnects between the types of training delivery respondents felt were most effective to bridge skill gaps and the types of training delivery most utilized.

By Stacey Harris, Vice President,  Research and Advisory Services,  Brandon Hall Group

Technology has not necessarily proven to be a panacea for the skilled labor gap, either in terms of supporting competency models or delivering training to bridge the divide, according to a survey of 850-plus organizations conducted by Brandon Hall Group in partnership with SME (formerly known as Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and Training magazine. Skilled labor is defined as employees identified as having a specific set of technical or practical skills that are obtained through a mixture of technical or practical education and hands-on practice.

In this continuation of our series on addressing the skilled labor gap, we take a deeper look at the tools and techniques organizations are leveraging for development and training, and who designs and delivers the programs that are used.

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Stacey Harris is vice president of Research and Advisory Services for Brandon Hall Group (, a research and analyst firm serving the performance improvement industry throughout the United States and abroad.


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