Bridging the Skills Gap: Today’s Workers & Tomorrow’s Workplace
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Industries worldwide are experiencing unprecedented change as digital transformation and new economic realities shake up the world of work. For sectors like financial services and technology, which rely on skilled employees, finding the right people is a growing challenge – and likely to become even more difficult in the future.

Increasingly, employers are realizing they cannot rely on the global labor market to produce the workers they need. Instead, they must nurture internal talent, identifying those with potential and providing them with the training they need to thrive. As workplaces transform, companies must find innovative ways to implement rapid and effective upskilling plans and empower employees to engage in continuous learning.

This recorded webinar features Claire Tunley (Chief Executive of the Financial Services Skills Commission) and Tanuj Kapilashrami (Group Head of HR at Standard Chartered Bank). In this session, they explored the challenges facing skills-intensive industries and the part digital learning technologies can play in bridging the gap between today’s workers and tomorrow’s needs.

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Claire Tunley - Chief Executive of the Financial Skills Commission

Claire Tunley is the Chief Executive of the Financial Services Skills Commission, appointed in May 2020.

Prior to this role, Claire was Head of Skills Policy at City of London Corporation leading on skills and talent policy. In this role, Claire was seconded to the Financial Services Skills Taskforce as subject matter expert on skills; led the creation of a sector deal on apprenticeships between the Professional Business Services Council and government; worked with the Government Equalities Office to create an action-based guide on supporting women’s progression in the work place; and created an innovative partnership with local schools to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain a professional financial services qualification.

Claire has worked in skills and economic development in both local and central government roles for over 20 years. Claire is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and is a governor of a secondary academy located in an area of deprivation and is the nominated lead governor for careers.

Claire has an MA(Hons) in Town Planning from Heriot-Watt University.

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Tanuj Kapilashrami - Group Head, HR - Standard Chartered Bank

Tanuj joined the Management Team as Group Head, HR in November 2018. She joined the Bank in March 2017 as Group Head, Talent, Learning and Culture, and took on additional responsibility as Global Head HR, Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking in May 2018. Career: Prior to joining the Group, Tanuj built her career at HSBC. She has worked across multiple HR disciplines in many of our footprint markets (Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, India and London).

External appointments: Tanuj is a member of the Asia House board of trustees, of which Standard Chartered is a founding stakeholder. Asia House is a London-based centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy whose mission it is to drive political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe. Tanuj is a Non-Executive Director of the Board for Sainsburys PLC.