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Specialization and Anticipation to Face the Labor Future

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:52

Technology is generating a high level of obsolescence in organizations, creating a need to generate training programs and to incentivize the transmission of knowledge from the most experienced employees in a company to the younger generation, Gabriel Aparicio told the Mexico Talent Forum 2017 on Thursday in Mexico City. “You need to promote multidisciplinary teams, something that can help an organization meet its challenges,” he said. The new economic context and the changes that Mexico has undergone in recent years have led to an evolution of all the economic structures of the country and the “increased competition between national and international companies,” Aparicio said during the event held at the Sheraton María Isabel Hotel. For this reason, in Aparicio’s opinion, “it is necessary to understand that today everything that is related to growth engines is based on technology and the capacity to generate knowledge. Organizations must take these factors into account to have a strategy that provides the best decisions.” One of Mexico’s advantages is that the country has a very young workforce. “However, their disadvantage is that many of them do not have the appropriate qualifications for the demands of today’s Mexican industry. The level of expertise is something that companies must look for to meet the needs of customers,” Aparicio said. Identifying the needs of the future will be key for emerging economies such as Mexico. To address this uncertainty, Aparicio is committed to the creation of clusters where the work of universities, government and private enterprises can be combined. “Mexico occupies the last places in the PISA Report, especially in language management and mathematics, something that impacts the decision to seek local or international talent." This makes the ability to anticipate future labor issues imperative. “In five years, the 15 most powerful countries of the world will lose 7.1 million jobs. In 15 years the figures will be 2 billion jobs. For that reason it is so important to identify the kind of talent that an organization or a country needs."