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Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Changes in the Workforce 
 

Publication date 
10/3/2012   
 
 

What workforce changes are anticipated in the next three to five years? The greatest changes HR professional expect are an increased number of jobs with specific technical requirements (60%), increased staff size (55%), higher education level requirements for most jobs (50%) and increased employee diversity (49%). How will education needs in the workforce change over the next three to five years? More than one-half (55%) of HR professionals anticipate increased demand for candidates with a bachelor's degree, and 41% expect increased need for advanced degrees (e.g., master's, MBA, Ph.D., M.D., J.D.).

SHRM Research Spotlight: Changes in the Workforce

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 Changes in the Workforce

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