Communication Skills Remain Vital, Says Coursera’s Job Skills Report

IBL News | New York

Coursera (NYSE: COUR) released its report, The Job Skills of 2023, yesterday, noting what skills trends are critical and increasingly critical in a digital economy. [PDF: Job Skills of 2022]

The analysis draws on data from Coursera’s 4 million enterprise learners across 3,000 businesses, 3,600 higher education institutions, and governments in over 100 countries.

The report highlights that:

  • Communication skills remain vital for hybrid workplaces.
  • Management skills to guide teams through change are among the fastest growing.
  • The fastest-growing digital skills have changed more rapidly than the fastest-growing human skills.

Around 85 million jobs are expected to be displaced by 2025 due to the rapid automation of jobs. As a result, 40% of core skills will change for workers.

However, research suggests that new roles will outpace those lost to automation, with the global workforce being offered 149 million new technology-oriented jobs by 2025.

Surveys suggest that a majority of companies globally experience a shortage of candidates today.