In the new global economy, Finnish organizations that have the relevant skills — wherever and whenever they are needed — can achieve and sustain competitive advantage. But they have to move quickly to close skills gaps or risk losing business to more agile competitors. Our survey highlights four major challenges that Finnish organizations need to recognize and overcome if they are to get out in front of the looming skills crisis. These are:
Shortage of skills
Improved awareness of these issues will help organizations reevaluate their existing human resources (HR) strategies and prioritize future investments to achieve a skills advantage.
The Finland Skills Gap Survey 2014 was carried out as part of the collaboration between Accenture and the City of Helsinki Education Department in the Stadin eKampus program which aims at introducing an entrepreneurial mindset and work-life skills to high school students in the Helsinki region.
The collaboration is part of Accenture’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Finland and it is reflecting Accenture’s global Skills to Succeed program.
Read the report in Finnish. [PDF, 1.85MB]