Evidently, employees are seeing the importance of upskilling in a digital world. In fact, globally, 65% surveyed believe it’s possible their jobs will evolve in the next 10 years, with 76% believing upskilling opportunities offer job security.
Close to nine in 10 employees surveyed in Singapore are keen for their employers to invest in tech skills training, a recent study by UiPath has found. Of this lot, 82% said they would be more willing to work in a company that offered such training opportunities.
From a global standpoint, the findings were similar - with 84% of employees believing an employer's commitment to improving their technology skills will allow the whole company to improve, with 73% willing to work for a firm that offered such training opportunities.
Evidently, upskilling is more important now than ever before - and employees are seeing the importance of it. In fact, globally, 65% of respondents believe it’s possible their jobs will evolve in the next 10 years, with 76% believing upskilling opportunities offer job security.
In line with this, with remote working a norm now, employees surveyed are making the most of it as time to enhance their skillsets, with more than eight in 10 (85%) in Singapore saying they picked up new skills while working from home during the pandemic (globally: 82%); 60% said their skillsets have improved in this period (globally: 55%).
More interestingly, 76% of Singapore respondents feel more confident in their ability to do their jobs today than they did at the beginning of the pandemic - with 59% crediting this to learning new skills. Globally, these figures stood at 72% and 63% respectively.
Employees believe training on automation can boost job performance
Apart from the above, of the 44% of respondents who received automation training within the past year, 91% believe that it has improved their job performance. In Singapore, these figures stood at 41% and 89% respectively.
Lastly, 63% of global employees view automation skills as critical in their development - a viewpoint consistent across age groups and phases of the career journey.
[P.S.: Check out our Upskilling 101 series here for inspiration on how companies like UOB Malaysia, Starbucks Singapore, P&G Indonesia, and more are investing in building their employees' skills.]