Paris, le 5 octobre, 2006 – Alors que la plupart des organisations mondiales ont reconnu que la transition en termes démographiques de la force de travail est en cours, trop peu d’entre elles ont pris des décisions, soit en envisageant le départ à la retraite anticipé des baby boomers, soit en rationalisant la courbe d’apprentissage des nouveaux employés, leur permettant de répondre aux problèmes que cette transition va engendrer.
Seuls les managers et leurs équipes sont en mesure de conduire le changement démographique en passant de la prise de conscience du problème à l’action.
Cinq étapes à suivre pour se préparer au mieux à la transition démographique
L’étude recommande aux managers de suivre cinq étapes
clés leur permettant de réduire leur retard et
de mieux se préparer à la transition démographique.
IBM/ASTD Study Reveals Critical Gaps in
Global Study Shows That Only 16 Percent of Organizations Have Prioritized Workforce Demographic Issues in Company Education Initiatives
Armonk, NY and Alexandria VA, October 5, 2006 – While global organizations have recognized the looming workforce demographic shift, far too few have taken action to meet the challenges, either by addressing the accelerating retirement of baby boomers, or streamlining the learning curve for new employees. Learning leaders and their teams are uniquely positioned to lead the way in bridging the gap between awareness and action,yet only 16 percent of organizations have made changing workforce demographic considerations a priority in their learning strategies.
These are among the key findings of a new study of more than 240 global learning executives, conducted by IBMand the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). These learning leaders were queried on issues including the impact of changing workforce demographics on their organizations, approaches to knowledge transfer, perceptions of learning preferences among workers of different generations, and barriers to learning. The study builds upon IBM’s leadership in insights and solutions to help organizations navigate the challenges and opportunities of the multi-generational workforce; and IBM and ASTD’s joint research into the role of learning in organizational success.
Public, private and not-for-profit (including government) organizations across eight industry sectors in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) responded to the study, which was carried out online in June-July, 2006. Over 70 percent of respondents were learning executives or professionals, with the balance including HR executives, and senior management outside of the learning function.
“IBM has taken the lead in bringing the issue of the multi-generational workforce to the forefront,” noted Eric Lesser, Associate Partner, IBM Institute for Business Value. “Our research has clearly demonstrated that C-level and human capital executives recognize the impact changing workforce demographics will have on their organizations. This new study delves into the learning function to determine its current and potential role in managing the workforce shifts organizations around the world will experience in the forthcoming months and years. What we’ve found are significant gaps between learning executives’ recognition of the challenge, and their belief that they and their organizations are addressing it effectively.”
“Learning executives identified knowledge transfer, removing barriers to learning for mature workers, and meeting the needs of the next generation of employees as their greatest challenges related to changing workforce demographics,” said Ray Rivera, Director, Workplace Learning and Performance Scorecard, ASTD Research.“Yet, less than half think their organizations are doing enough to tackle these challenges, and only about 40 percent believe their companies are addressing their overall skill and capacity needs over the next three to five years. These findings suggest that many organizations remain unprepared for workforce shifts of potentially ‘tectonic’ magnitude.”
Among the study’s specific findings:
Over 80 percent of learning executives believe
that changing workforce demographics will have a notable influence
organizations, yet only 46 percent of learning executives report
their organizations are doing either a “good” or “excellent” job
in addressing demographic shifts.
Based on these findings, IBM and ASTD see five key action steps for learning executives:
Work with HR and line-of-business leaders to increase awareness
and visibility of changing workforce demographic issues.
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in 140 U.S. chapters and 24 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.
ASTD started in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. ASTD has widened the profession’s focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit www.astd.org.
Source : IBM