Most companies worldwide—87 percent—are aware that they either already have a skills gap, or will have one within a few years.

87 percent of companies say they have skill gaps, or expect to within a few years (chart)

87 percent of companies say they have skill gaps, or expect to within a few years.

When skill gaps are expected to occur within organizations, % of respondents

  • 43% responded now
  • 22% responded in next 2 years
  • 22% responded in next 3–5 years
  • 5% responded in next 6–10 years
  • 6% responded none in next 10 years

Notes

Note: Responses of "Don't know" (2%) not shown.

McKinsey & Company

To view the interactive, see “Five Fifty: The skillful corporation,” January 8, 2021.