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Talent Development, Upskilling, and Reskilling

The pandemic has catapulted the world five to ten years into the digital future, requiring businesses and workforce development to accelerate as well. It’s not enough to keep pace—employees must upskill and reskill to stay ahead of tomorrow’s demands.

The competition for digital talent is fierce, and it’s only going to intensify in the coming years. In the digital era, companies simply cannot compete effectively without the right talent and the right skills. Already, companies with employees who excel at remote teaming and digital innovation enjoy a head start—and the skills gap is certain to widen.

Developing Talent and Skills

At BCG, we help clients build the right mix of talent and skills, focusing on three hallmarks of a strong workforce: talent development, reskilling and upskilling, and learning programs.

Talent Development


High-performers bring competitive advantage to a company. We assess the talent and skills companies have, where they are lacking, and whether to build, borrow, or buy what’s needed to fill in gaps.

Our talent development consultants work in partnership with data analysts to enable a shift from capacity-driven planning to a skills-based perspective.

BCG’s Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) tool forecasts workforce needs, identifies talent and skills gaps, and develops strategies to address these gaps.

Reskilling and Upskilling


The skills that people learn at the beginning of their careers aren’t necessarily the ones they will need in the future. Our upskilling and reskilling consultants work with companies to build a future-proof workforce.

BCG’s Digital Skill Builder deploys upskilling and training to create a lasting talent advantage. Driven by behavioral science insights, the offering is tailored to build crucial skills within specific cohorts, including executives (LeadDigital), managers (DriveDigital), teams (DeliverDigital), and users (EmployDigital).

Digital Skill Builder is supported by UP!, BCG’s Upskilling Platform, which allows employees to access customized learning journeys and enables leaders to digitally monitor teams’ upskilling progress.

Learning Programs


To become a learning organization, organizations need to deliver skill-building solutions at speed and at scale. Continuous learning, embedded in daily work, has become a key strategic imperative and a secret weapon in creating a talent advantage.

Amethyst, BCG's learning and behavior-change app, supports continuous learning for leaders and managers through Persuasive Power, text messages, emails, apps, and gamification.

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