Talent Gaps, Development Challenges, the Digital ComponentBy Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 11/25/2021 - 18:23
Mexico’s logistics and manufacturing sectors have been disproportionally impacted by the talent deficit, which has reached a 15-year high. In contrast, Mexico City has successfully added more formal employment to its local economy. In the post-pandemic world, employers need talent with both digital and soft skills, which is proving to be a challenge. Meanwhile, the International Mexican Art Fair went digital to provide a platform where Mexican talent can share their work.
Globally, companies are trying to strike a balance between digital tools and human skills, Monday.com contributor propones that tech such amplify human capabilities. Finally, Tech Mahindra attempts to educate and upskill existing talent in anticipation to a talent shortage.
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Mexican business leaders face the highest talent deficit since World War II. Although inversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s logistics and manufacturing industry sectors find themselves disproportionately affected, according to ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey.
A joint public-private initiative to create formal employment in Mexico City has consistently met its objective over the past four months, said José Luis Rodriguez Diaz de Leon, Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion. Ultimately, the Ministry aims to tackle COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women in the labor force.
The future of work and its technological component demand a workforce with more digital skills and the development of soft skills. Vocational training has significant challenges in preparing new professionals for the jobs of tomorrow.
The International Mexican Art Fair (IMAF) has gone digital, aiming to both reactivate the cultural agenda and provide opportunities for Mexican artists, according to Diego Bernardini and Daniela Torees Sepeten, Founders of the IMAF.
Although solutions offered by technology help to accomplish a specific task and are designed to "streamline our work dynamics," the use of too many platforms or apps can hinder operational flow. An efficient work model uses technology to respond both to business needs and adapt to how people work, said expert contributor Carlos Kamimura, Director of Channel Partnership, Monday.com.
In an effort to solve a possible talent shortage for the next three quarters, Tech Mahindra has designed a rescue plan to broader its talent base, reskill its workforce, increase its hires and upgrade training while boosting its presence in tier II towns.