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AMBS SKILLS SURVEY

Jaffa Foundation has partnered with Alliance Manchester Business School to discover what skills are most in demand in the 21st century workplace. Top global employers were interviewed including : Accedo, Admiral Insurance, Amazon, ARM, Barclays, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Bunzl Retail, Deloitte, EY, Google, Halfords, Hewden, Hilti, Jaguar Land Rover, Nabarro, Purple Beach, Standard Bank, Toshiba and Virgin Unite.

  • What are the most critical skills needed by first jobbers? 

  • What is the business impact and cost to employers of skills-gaps among first jobbers? 

  • What solutions are out there? 

20200225_Alliance-Manchester-Business-Sc

AMBS SKILLS SURVEY

Jaffa Foundation partnered with Alliance Manchester Business School to discover what skills are most in demand in the 21st century workplace. 

  • What are the most critical skills needed by first jobbers? 

  • What is the business impact and cost to employers of skills-gaps among first jobbers? 

  • What solutions are out there? 

The research informed the development of the Economic Ranking of Skills model of the future of workplace skills. 

 

As well as primary research, by way of a survey, Alliance Manchester Business School also reviewed the existing body of research by companies, government and non-profit organisations. 

Top global employers participated, including :

  • Accedo

  • Admiral Insurance

  • Amazon

  • ARM

  • Barclays

  • BNP Paribas Real Estate

  • Bunzl Retail

  • Deloitte

  • EY

  • Google

  • Halfords

  • Hewden

  • Hilti

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Nabarro

  • Standard Bank

  • Toshiba 

  • Virgin Unite 

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Skills Gap Matrix

The research identified that employers want first jobbers to be doing useful work more or less from day one. This demanded not just a good mix of cognitive and soft skills (based on Bloom's Domains of Learning: Cognitive, Social, Affective and Psycho-motor), but also to be effective in a specific job function in order to deliver value to the organisation e.g. sales, marketing, engineering and corporate functions. 

This led to the development of the Portable Job Skills concept within the Economic Ranking of Skills model of the future of workplace skills. 

 

Below is a PDF full copy of the final report, together with a PDF Skills Gap Matrix 1-page. We are grateful to AMBS alumnus Fabiola Sanchez for her contribution of the Skills Gap Matrix. 

James Bracewell

MBA Class of 2017, Alliance Manchester Business School, james.bracewell@mba.mbs.ac.uk

Rahul Shah

MBA Class of 2017, Alliance Manchester Business School, rahul.shah@mba.mbs.ac.uk

Youngjin (Ian) Woo

MBA Class of 2017, Alliance Manchester Business School, youngjin.woo@mba.mbs.ac.uk

Fabiola Sanchez

 MBA Class of 2017, Alliance Manchester Business School, fabiola.andrade@mba.mbs.ac.uk

Rei Yokayama

MBA Class of 2017, Alliance Manchester Business School, rie.yokoyama@mba.mbs.ac.uk