As said ‘Change is the only constant’, and now with the advent of technology the world keeps changing every day. I mean, we did not have mobile phones before or these fancy brands and the whole concept of consumerism had not taken a jump start in the previous century.
For example, Earlier India was known for it’s textile and handicrafts industry whereas things turned upside down when TATA’s existence started during the time of Independence.
With time, digitalization took place, the telecom sector has gained value, Research and Development is the new main industry and modern world technical skills are not the same as before.
What exactly are we talking about?
LinkedIn is the world’s social media platform for professionals who are a part of this changing world.
The platform which is based on the whole concept of the value of networking recently released a ‘Future Skill of 2019’ report to let the world know about what’s coming. It was conducted by the AC research, commissioned by LinkedIn and took place between 13 March 2019 – 15 April 2019.
The report mentions how with these changing skills, a whopping 62% of professionals feel scared.
The basis for this report?
The speed of change, the demand for the same and comparison with other pools of talent. In fact, it states that the skills which are changing rapidly are demanded thrice that of other skills. The report surveyed 4136 employees and 844 learning and development professionals across varied countries, namely India, Australia, Japan, and Singapore to reach the final report.
The definition of these rising skills is those skills which have been nascent for a few years before but have seen rapid exponential growth over the past few years.
There are technical skills namely, Robotic Process automation, Compliance and continuous integration which are leading in India.
Also, not technical skills like media marketing and human-centered design were also close to the top.
The report also concludes how 60% of employees feel the lack of time as a major barrier for learning and development while another 37% focus on the cost as a factor.
The Learning and development employees, 46% of them put forward the problem of shortage of engaging learners and another 44% talked about training for the younger employee being the challenges for the need for learning.
India is one of the major leaders in the developing country sectors and this report proves the same, It also brings forward the problems of adaptability and engaging learning forward, directly via the people who work in this sector. For the future to succeed, these issues need to be attended to.