How to Transform Your Job-Driven Company into a Skills-Based Organization


In the evolving landscape of the modern workplace, the emphasis is shifting from traditional job titles to a more dynamic, skills-based approach. This transformation is yielding significant business improvements as organizations pioneer this shift, by focusing more on the skills required for specific tasks.

This approach is proving to be a game-changer, tapping into wider talent pools, fostering higher employee productivity, and promoting more democratic access to opportunities. It also addresses talent retention by focusing on the development of skills that align with organizational goals.

Discussion topics:

  • Explore effective strategies for transitioning from a traditional job-based structure to a skills-centric model
  • Discover ways to align the skills-first approach with overall business strategies and operational goals, ensuring that this transition supports long-term growth and adaptability
  • Understand how to pinpoint essential skills within an organization and approaches for developing these skills among existing employees
  • Learn how to reshape talent management and recruitment processes to prioritize skill assessment over traditional credentials, thereby enhancing the quality and diversity of the talent pool

Panelists included:

  • Claudine Gallagher, Chief Human Resources Officer Americas at BNP Paribas
  • Mansi Agarwal, Vice President HR & Communications at Electrolux
  • Christopher Lind, Chief Learning Officer at ChenMed
  • Jane Mehringer, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Talent Advancement for North America at ABB