Potential Reskilling

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World experts agree that lifting staff qualifications necessary present and future solutions labor market challenges. According to the OECD reskilling is beneficial for both employees (helps them cope with technological changes), as well as for companies (it allows them to remain competitive and innovation)14. They come to that image and employer branding benefits, a also implementing the idea of ​​social responsibility business.

They also see the potential of reskilling and upskilling decision-makers at the European level - the president European Commission Ursula von der Leyen proposed that to make 2023 the “European Year Skills”15. It will mean a lot new opportunities to improve digital skills Europeans and further investment in education and raising qualifications. Also announced European Skills Agenda - a five-year plan, under of which more than EUR 100 billion will be allocated for learning and developing better skills among individuals and businesses across the European Union16.

The program assumes that by 2025 half Europeans aged 25-64 will participate in some form of training at least once a year year (currently the percentage is 38%)17.

They speak for the implementation of reskilling solutions also projected economic indicators. WITH estimates by the World Economic Forum shows that extensive investment in the skills of the future for both today and and the future workforce of the next generation can increase global productivity by 2030 economy by $8.3 trillion18. Biggest profits from implementing reskilling projects can reach the regions and economies currently struggling with the largest skill gaps, a the best results in terms of improving productivity can be obtained by subordinating the selection developed skills to the resulting needs from technological progress. That's why it's so important is the implementation of reskilling solutions in Poland.

From a report published by PwC on opinions of the CEO regarding the various challenges with which their companies are measured, it is known that the leaders of organizations, which focused on advanced upskilling employees are extremely satisfied with its effects19.

As many as 93% of CEOs of such enterprises found that upskilling improved productivity employees. So it's clear how much potential there is for employers lies in improving competences their employees.

On the other hand, if employers choose not to to implement a retraining strategy, they can lose a lot on this. Eurostat data show that Poland is far behind in terms of spending public for training. Throughout 2019 for training carried out in training institutions (v including online training), on-the-job and within special support for the apprenticeship programme EUR 25 million has been allocated in Poland, while in Germany and France the amount was nearly EUR 6.3 billion20. That means Polish institutions apply solutions to a small extent training. With the abandonment of such solutions there are real losses for Polish companies, which have to compete for suitably qualified candidates not only with each other, but also with the players from around the world.

In the face of such a huge reskilling potential, and at the same time numerous risks resulting from it from its non-use, we wanted to find out how reskilling process in Poland through the eyes of epresentatives HR. For this purpose, we conducted a study quantitative pt. Personnel departments in the face of revolution reskilling in Poland.


14 OECD (2019), Getting Skills Right: Making adult learning work in social partnership (www.oecd.org/employment/emp/adult-learning-work-in-social-partnership-2019.pdf).
15 https://digital-skills-jobs.europa.eu/en/latest/news/2022-state-union-2023-will-be-european-year-skills
16 European Commission, 2020. European Skills Agenda, (https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1223&langId=en).
17 European Commission, 2020. European Skills Agenda, (https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1223&langId=en).
18 PWC (2019), Navigating the rising tide of uncertainty, (https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-survey/2020/reports/pwc-23rd-global-ceo-survey.pdf).
19 PWC (2019), Navigating the rising tide of uncertainty, (https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-survey/2020/reports/pwc-23rd-global-ceo-survey.pdf).
20 Eurostat, LMP expenditure by type of action summary tables [LMP_EXPSUMM], Labor market policy statistics Methodology 2019.


The article is part of a report on employee reskilling titled "The Great Skills Reset," authored by Future Collars and ICAN Institute.
The publication provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to filling the competency gap within companies, as well as a summary of discussions surrounding key challenges in Poland regarding the lack of IT specialists in the Polish job market.
The report is aimed not only at management and HR departments but also at anyone interested in professional and personal development, as well as ensuring a stable position in the future job market.

You can download the full report in both Polish and English versions here:



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