The global report ‘2023 Workplace Learning Trends’ produced by Udemy highlights the skills that will be most in demand in the professional sector in 2023. These skills fall into three main categories: professional skills, technical skills, and personal skills.
Udemy, the market-leading online learning and training platform, presents its new global report ‘2023 Workplace Learning Trends’ on workplace learning trends for 2023. In the study, the company identifies three main essential trends for building organizations. Udemy Business is the most sought after business, technical and personal skills along with a culture of learning by over 13,400 organizations using Udemy’s business learning solutions.
In this year’s report you can break down into three categories the key skills that will be needed to adapt to the labor market in 2023: vocational skills, technical skills and personal skills.
Technical skills most in demand:
Retention of technical talent will be critical for organizations. In fact, there has been a 49% increase in learning technical skills on Udemy in the last year alone. With respect to the most consumed technical skills, cloud computing remains the main area of interest, an industry expected to be worth $1 trillion by 2030. In addition, skills related to basic development languages, cyber security and information technology also come to the fore. Data analysis, which ranks high among technical competencies on the rise:
Databricks (2,161% increase). Databricks is a cloud computing appliance used to process and perform transformation on Big Data.
‘Systems Design Interview’ (1,012% increase). A systems design interview that includes an analysis of your process for solving problems and creating design systems to help customers.
5G (643% growth). Skills related to the fifth generation of mobile phone technologies.
Business skills most in demand:
Entrepreneurial skills will be important to everyone within a business or organization, regardless of their role in it. Vocational skills will also be important in overcoming the economic crisis Europe is going through.
The most in-demand skills for business environments with significant growth in consumption fall into the following communication categories:
- Customer Experience Management (449% increase)
- non-verbal communication (268% increase)
- Business Communications (211% increase)
Most Demanded Personal Skills:
Although we call them people skills, most of these competencies actually help achieve job success. Among the key trends highlighted, people are putting a lot of emphasis on learning English and acquiring leadership skills. Likewise, they uncover skills to manage work stress, avoid burnout or ‘burnout’ and live a fulfilling life in and out of the office.
Next, the ‘top’ of excellent personal skills that have increased in demand:
- Mindfulness/Meditation (825% increase)
- job search (495% increase)
- TOEIC English test-taking skills (232% increase)
What will learning in the workplace look like in 2023?
Udemy’s ‘2023 Workplace Learning Trends’ report also includes the top three trends shaping workplace learning in the coming year:
First, it highlights the need to lead through a culture that reinforces learning. To be resilient to any change, organizations need to attract and retain the best talent. The global trend of great resignations and ‘quiet quitting’ shows how important it is for employees to feel connected to their work and their company, at a time when organizations are in turn struggling to adapt to the wants and needs of employees.
“Employees need to feel aligned with the company’s philosophy, to feel connected to the company’s values through the culture. Therefore, continuous and in-depth learning is an essential element of a healthy culture that enhances employee engagement, helps the achievement of important objectives,” and, ultimately, drives business results”, says Nagi Pérez, Head of Udemy Business in Spain.
Secondly, ‘Upskilling’ will be important to promote agility within companies. It is more important than ever to focus on ‘upskilling’ or improving our skills and abilities. And when organizations ensure that their employees are ready to face the unprecedented changes, they will be in a better position to meet the challenges and face the competition. In fact, companies that continued to prioritize innovation during the 2009 financial crisis grew by more than 30% above the market average.
Finally, the trend toward redesigning the learning experience comes to the fore. According to a PwC survey, 77% of employees worldwide are willing to learn new skills or ‘retrain’ altogether, and 74% view training as a personal responsibility. Companies must step up and respond to this desire to learn by offering a variety of learning strategies tailored to the needs of each employee.