For as long as we’ve all been at work, CEOs and boards have referred to people as their ‘most important asset’. But rarely have they acted in concert with this claim. Now, and for the foreseeable future, this must change. Why? Because organisations today are caught at the nexus of 5 seismic forces: The complexity of business and work; The pace of change; Unprecedented demographic shifts; The need to compete through productivity; Changing relationship to work. Trace these seismic forces to their epicentre and what you find is an urgent need for large organisations to reskill the workforce – and to do so with a tangibly human approach. One that meets people where they are and then inspires and empowers them to achieve their own goals alongside those of the organization. This white paper pinpoints the seismic forces that are compelling large organisations to reinvent Learning and Talent with an empathetic eye on their people, and lists strategic actions required to align executive, [human resources] HR, and [learning and development] L&D leaders on the shared goal of reskilling the workforce to close the gap between current and future capability – before it’s too late.