Employees fear the relevance of skills in coming times
The working class seems much concerned about the relevance of their existing skills in the next five years. A survey conducted by global human resources solutions firm Kelly Services maintains that nine out of 10 employees believe that current skills would become outdated and have no use in coming times.
Kelly Services Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific), Dhiren Shantilal, said, "The current economic environment has made people well aware of their skills and whether they will be sufficient to survive the recession and beyond, into a period of economic recovery."
More than a third professionals also termed the training being provided by various companies as useless for their career in future when technology tends to change with every blink of an eye.
People in the age group of 48-65 years are more apprehensive about the training they are currently undergoing. About 32 percent respondents among 100,000 people in 34 countries, said, "(HR's) have not helped them to achieve their employment goals."
Meanwhile, more women respondents said that they would like "on-the-job training" while men prefers "professional development courses" to enhance their skills.