63 per cent think it is too expensive to receive proper training from teachers or experts when learning a new skill.
"The supply/demand imbalance within the technology talent pool, however, is causing increased pressure on employers within these areas to source qualified professionals."
“Certain skills may be in high demand, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard to secure your next role,”
"Candidates can benefit from staying abreast of industry developments and constantly upskill, or even reskill if needed, to maintain their competitiveness and therefore leverage in the employment market."
“These gaps are being filled by an increasing reliance on temporary staff, and the 2019 Hays Asia Salary Guide shows that yet more companies foresee that they will be using temporary talent in the coming year.”
No matter how hard or how much we may want or need them to, square pegs do not fit into round holes.
“Professional development programs can be used to not only fill crucial skills gaps, and motivate top performing staff."
"Businesses should consider providing more training and professional development for their workforce to bridge the skills gaps."
“In the short to medium-term, at least, it will be vital to utilise candidates with these transferable skills. It is the only way businesses will be able to grow."
"Digital itself should never be mistaken as the sole answer to upskilling people; it should only ever be regarded as an enabler, a channel to optimise learning by providing a seamless, personalised and interactive experience to employees.”