Research conducted by Robert Walters has found that Australian employees view up-skilling to be the most important strategy to remain employable in the current climate.
Robert Walters’ recent Employee Insights Survey of 560 Australian professionals showed that nationally, 29 percent of workers believe up-skilling to be the most important strategy to remain employable in the current economic climate; with those working in IT more likely to up-skill (40 percent).
The survey also revealed that networking is viewed as important, particularly for those in the legal profession, with 83 percent networking with their peers in the current climate; a far higher figure than the national average of 18 percent.
James Nicholson, managing director of Robert Walters, Australia said it is important for employees to do everything they can to ensure their skills remain relevant to both their employer and their role.
“It is those that are endeavouring to broaden their knowledge and expand their networks that will have a competitive advantage over their peers in these uncertain times.”
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