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Creating a new talent playbook

The integration of technology, media, and information platforms and business dependencies has triggered significant mergers and acquisitions over the past decade to control the channels, the content, and the insights about the users. This has resulted in a significant overlap in the type of talent these companies are seeking.

Combine that with the pandemic—which has accelerated digital transformation and heightened competition for talent—and business leaders are finding themselves at a pivotal moment in determining talent strategy. How can you plan for different scenarios and build a workforce that is trained for the jobs of today and tomorrow?

The key is to create the right upskilling and reskilling strategy. 

To help leaders build a strong learning function and an adaptable talent playbook, this report lays out:


The 2020 Information Industry Talent Strategy Report

Workforce Trends and Reskilling Paths

47% of students with a household income below $50,000 were forced to reduce the number of classes taken or cancel their education plans.
US Census Bureau

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Lisa McIntyre-Hite, PhD

Blakely Pomietto

Senior Principal, Learning Solutions
Guild Education
Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
University of Maryland Global Campus

Michael Pippenger

Creating a pipeline of

The workplace is changing, and academic institutions are uniquely positioned help bridge skills gaps and upskill America's workforce. However, colleges and universities will only be successful in engaging and educating working adult learners if they lean into new, innovative modes of teaching. In a webinar co-hosted by Times Higher Education and Guild Education, experts from across the higher education sector discussed the role higher education can play in educating the 88 million Americans in need of upskilling or reskilling.

Learn more about how your institution can Transform Emergency Virtual Education Solutions into Effective Online Learning in our recent white paper.


Laurie Dodge

Greg Offerman

Associate Director
for Advising and Outreach
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Liesl Folks

through digital education