With the growing demand for new and
relevant skills, leading online job portal JobStreet reveals key findings on
the Filipino workforce’s view on reskilling, upskilling, and digital learning
from their recent Decoding Global Talent Survey.
When it comes to upskilling, 77% of
Filipino employees are willing to be retrained for a different job as needed,
according to JobStreet’s Decoding Global Talent Survey released last May. This
is even higher among blue collar workers at 82%.
The growing number of workers who value
upskilling or retraining and acquiring multiple skills can be attributed to the
need for job security. As the pandemic has changed the work landscape,
candidates are more willing to learn additional or new skills to be able to
remain efficient in their jobs during the quarantine economy.
“Job roles are transforming faster than
ever and both hirers and candidates must understand the need for upskilling for
them to be more competitive and employable, respectively. Besides, it sustains
a culture of learning in the workplace, hence improving overall productivity
and resiliency at the time of crisis,” shared JobStreet Philippines Country
Manager Philip Gioca.
The same survey reveals that Filipino
workers’ learning preferences are still traditional with On-the-Job Training at
70% shown as the most preferred way of upskilling, followed by Self-study at
63%, and Conferences and Seminars at 56%.
Aside from the number of employees who are
willing to learn additional skills, the report also features higher-risk and
lower-risk jobs in terms of resiliency due to automation.
JobStreet recommends for companies to build
plans to expand the skills of their workers especially those in Customer
Service, Service Sector, Administration and Secretariat, and Arts and Creative
Work, which are at higher risk.
Meanwhile, employees in lower-risk jobs
such as Management, Engineering and Technical, Science and Research, Law,
Health and Medicine, Social Care, IT and Technology, and Digitalization and
Automation are also recommended to upskill or be trained to stay relevant.
“We can see that automation has become a
key factor in the workplace, so it is an advantage to learn digital skills
regardless of your job role,” Gioca added.
Making job seeking easier amidst recovery
recovery is on the horizon, JobStreet understands that applying for jobs
remains a challenge among Filipino candidates. To help jobseekers, JobStreet’s “Job
To Cart” online event is providing applicants with thousands of career opportunities
Happening from July 26 to 30, “Job To Cart”
gives participants a variety of career choices over its five day run, with
applications done through easy-to-use chatbots and live chat features with
Day 1 will be dedicated to Luzon-based
jobs, then on Day 2, available positions from Visayas-Mindanao jobs will be
added. Day 3 is launching entry-level jobs, while Day 4 introduces overseas
opportunities, and Day 5 opens government support and services.
also catch JobStreet’s Facebook Live Shows, featuring special musical guests
Fighting Monday, Reese Lansangan, and The Juans. Guests will also talk about
their experiences in job searching and working in an office. With the help of
hosts Show Suzuki and Bea Benedicto, JobStreet will also present job vacancies
that are up for grabs through “Job To Cart” during the livestream.
“Job To Cart is an effort that aims to make
applying for jobs a more entertaining activity just as how much we Filipinos
enjoy online shopping. Hopefully, through this online event, we are able to
help more candidates rebuild their careers and find a job that matters to
them,” said Gioca.
Job seekers can pre-register now through http://jobstreet.com.ph/vcf-21.
To learn more about Job To Cart, visit
jobstreet.com.ph or log on to facebook.com/JobStreetPhilippines.
JobStreet is a
leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia,
Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. JobStreet currently services
over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.