According to a study by the consulting firm McKinsey , the proportion of work requiring technical knowledge will increase by up to 55% by 2030 in Germany due to automation and artificial intelligence. Jobs that require social and emotional skills are expected to increase by just under a quarter to 20%, while the share of manual work will decrease by 22% in Germany in the same period. The only exception is the healthcare care sector, as demand for nurses, caregivers or physiotherapists continues to increase due to demographic change.
Based on the results, McKinsey concludes that companies need to provide their employees with further education and training opportunities. One in four of more than 3,000 executives surveyed is already worried about falling short of growth targets due to a shortage of skilled workers. The consultants emphasize that providing employees with skills for the future is one of the key tasks of companies.
In order to mitigate the already noticeable shortage, more and more companies are opting for on-the-job further training. This is shown by "Further Education Trends in Germany 2018" , for which Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt surveyed 300 HR managers. The most important target group for companies are their own trainees.