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WORLD – MAJORITY OF EMPLOYEES BELIEVE THERE IS A SKILLS GAP, STUDY FINDS
(Sept.27, 2020, /staffingindustry.com/)On average, 83% of employees worldwide believe there is a skills gap, according to a report from online course provider Udemy.
The report is based on a survey focused on global trends, highlighting the sentiments of employees based in India, Spain, France,
Brazil, and Mexico.
“While the majority of employees in all countries believe their national workforce is competitive in the global economy, they also
are uneasy that this competitiveness won’t last, let alone surge ahead in the future,” the report stated. “This is due in part to
the increasing demand for new technical and productivity ‘hard skills’ and a growing emphasis on organizational and personal
‘soft skills’, both of which are becoming more and more essential for 21st century business.”
India (92%), Brazil (94%) and France (91%) are near the top in their worry that their country has a skills shortage problem,
ahead of Mexico (72%) and Spain (77%).
On average, 62% of employees feel personally affected by the skills gap. As many as three-quarters of workers in Brazil and India responded that they feel personally affected by the skills gap. The Europeans are
noticeably less nervous, with just under half of employees in France and 60% of employees in Spain saying they feel
like the skills gap will affect them.
Meanwhile, Udemy’s research also found a strong sense of employee optimism and confidence in the countries it surveyed.
Mexico leads, with 79% believing that their education has equipped them with the skills required for today’s workplace.
The other countries responded similarly (76% in India, 76% in Brazil, 73% in Spain), except for France, which took a more
negative tone with just 44% responding that they believed in this statement, down from 51% in 2018.
The research also found that narrowing the skills gap is perceived by employees as critical to stay competitive in the workforce.
“Our research shows that overall, employees feel an urgency to address the educational, employment, and economic challenges
the skills gap presents,” the report stated. “Most employees agreed that there are external factors, most significantly, increased
use of automation and artificial intelligence, that will require them to acquire different or additional skills to replace skills they
believe will be obsolete in the next five years.”
Employees sound willing to be individually responsible for learning new skills to close the skills gap. India (91%), Brazil (91%)
and Mexico (89%) noticeably lead the pack, saying that they have had to gain additional skills in order to do their jobs effectively.
In addition, the majority of employees in Spain (76%) and France (67%) also reported working to gain new skills.