Six Reasons You Should Care About Upskilling
#4 – Employees expect upskilling.
- According to The State of American Jobs, based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2016 in association with the Markle Foundation, 87 percent of Americans recognize they need to continually train and learn new skills if they want to advance in their careers and not be left behind in a continually changing workforce. Further, a strong majority believe they are responsible for leading the way in their own personal development. [i]
- More than half (54 percent) of adults currently in the labor force say it will be essential for them to get training and develop new skills throughout their lives to keep up with changes in the workplace, and another 33 percent say it is important for them to do so. In addition, two-thirds of all adults believe today’s workers must improve their work skills more often than workers of the previous generation because of the increased rate of innovation and change. [ii]
[i] “The State of American Jobs: How the Shifting Economic Landscape is Reshaping Work and Society and Affecting the Way People Think About the Skills and Training They Need to Get Ahead,” Pew Research Center (2016).
[ii] “The State of American Jobs: How the Shifting Economic Landscape Is Reshaping Work and Society and Affecting the Way People Think About the Skills and Training They Need to Get Ahead,” Pew Research Center (2016).