Fors Marsh Group Launches Future Ready Assessment© to Address Gaps in Today’s Workforce
Fors Marsh Group (FMG) announces its proprietary workplace readiness evaluation tool—the Future Ready Assessment© (FRA)—that helps organizations measure their workforce’s current technological and people capabilities.
Large-scale changes, such as accelerated technological growth and a transition to hybrid work environments, are impacting federal agencies and other organizations, both large and small. To successfully adapt to these changes, organizations must focus on increasing their employees’ knowledge and skills to prepare for the future.
Leaders can use FMG’s FRA to equip themselves with information about their strengths and the gaps in their workforce and tailor initiatives and trainings to meet their organization’s needs. The FRA comprises a series of validated scales, developed to ensure coverage of relevant topic areas. These scales focus on the two main areas central to readiness: technological capabilities and people capabilities. Whereas technological capabilities focus on technological knowledge, affinity, and usage, people capabilities measure skills such as resilience, cultural intelligence, communication, and tolerance for ambiguity.
“Advances in technology are facilitating the mechanization and automation of many tasks across both blue- and white-collar industries and occupations, redefining both current and future jobs. As a result, the skills needed within the workforce are changing rapidly and will likely continue to change. Specifically, there is a need to assess the capabilities and potential of the workforce to operate effectively within more technology-focused jobs, as well as to assess the necessary skills to complement what technology is bringing to new jobs,” said Rob Calderón, FMG Director for Organizational Research and Consulting. “We developed the FRA to allow organizations to examine the future readiness of their workforce and to prioritize their needs to ensure they have the right people, with the right skills, at the right time.”
FMG’s experienced team of organizational behavior consultants will work in partnership with your organization to assess your workforce, analyze findings, and tailor strategies based on your results. We will identify which areas of future readiness should be improved and will work with you to develop and implement solutions to fill in those gaps to prepare your employees for the Future of Work.
About Fors Marsh Group
Fors Marsh Group is a company that uses business as a force for good. Since 2002, it has focused on applying research and strategy to create positive behavior change in people and to improve programs and policies in large organizations and government. This work is conducted within seven core U.S. markets: health, defense, technology, finance, homeland security, policy, and consumer. As a B Corporation, FMG governs from a unique set of values and policies that compound the positive impact achieved for its employees, clients, and partners.