August 3, 2018

New Field Building Hub Resources, August 2018


Digital technology is impacting and changing the overall work experience for all levels of employees, including the leaders of organizations. This month we are presenting resources that talk about digital skills gap and automation that is changing the future of the workforce, and considerations for how the workforce field can adapt to those changes. Reports can be accessed here.


  • State of Work: The Coming Impact of Automation on New York (Center for an Urban Future), a research report that provides a comprehensive look at the automation potential of every occupation statewide and in each of New York’s ten regions.
  • Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce (McKinsey & Company), a discussion paper presenting new findings on the coming shifts in demand for workforce skills and how work is organized by companies, as people increasingly interact with machines in the workplace focusing on five sectors: banking and insurance, energy and mining, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.
  • Different Skills, Different Gaps. Measuring and Closing the Skills Gap (Burning Glass Technologies), a report mapping supply (using federal workforce statistics) and demand (based on job postings). Provides a picture of which roles, industry by industry, have robust talent supply chains and which face gaps.
  • The Digital Edge: Middle-Skill Workers and Careers (Burning Glass Technologies), a series of studies investigating the digital skills employers demand from workers, the role of digital skills in opening doors for job seekers without a college degree, and how to close the digital skills gap.
  • The Digital Talent Gap – Are Companies Doing Enough? (Capgemini, LinkedIn), a global report on the digital talent gap, where we can find analyses of the demand and supply of talent with specific digital skills, and the availability of digital roles across multiple industries and countries.
  • New Skills Now: Inclusion in the Digital Economy (Accenture), a research report exploring the future of work for vulnerable and marginalized populations, skills needed to be included in the digital economy and how those skills can be developed and designed into effective programs, and a reference framework for workforce development practitioners and funders.