NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Firms are seeing a step-change in the certified skills they need from their people to grow as technologies and business models rapidly evolve. But 87% of global executives say they are experiencing a skills gap now or expect one soon, according to consulting firm McKinsey.1
Questionmark, the online assessment provider, has identified the top five certifications that firms are requiring from their employees to meet the challenges ahead. To meet this new demand, certification bodies must ensure they can quickly deliver and robustly assess the programs they provide.
Certifications can help equip workers with new skills and enable employers to retain the best staff. Questionmark has identified the top five certifications that businesses are demanding to help address both future challenges and opportunities:
- Data literacy: data literacy is the skill employers claim they need most, according to research by Forrester Consulting,2 but many employers do not offer formal training in it.
- Cybersecurity: US cybercrime complaints increased 69% between…