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Indian Professionals Daunted by the Rapid Pace in the Requirement of Expertise

Demand for talent with rising skills is three times more than the rest of the talent base

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In India, the top three skills that are witnessing a rise are robotic process automation, compliance and continuous integration. Pixabay

With skills needed to succeed changing rapidly, 62 per cent Indian professionals feel daunted by the rapid pace in the requirement of expertise, according to a survey by professional networking platform LinkedIn.

In India, the top three skills that are witnessing a rise are rob%otic process automation, compliance and continuous integration, said the “Future of Skills 2019” report released on Thursday.

Demand for talent with rising skills is three times more than the rest of the talent base, the research showed.

While 82 per cent Indian professionals feel that the skills needed to succeed are changing rapidly, 45 per cent Indian employees left organisations because of lack of learning and development opportunities, the survey found.

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62 per cent Indian professionals feel daunted by the rapid pace in the requirement of expertise. Pixabay

“Certain skills are becoming less in-demand as different skills are needed to succeed, therefore upskilling talent is key for organisations to meet their business goals,” said Ruchee Anand, Head of Talent Solutions – India at LinkedIn.

As traditional industries go through digital transformation, tech skills dominate the list of rising skills, but non-tech skills such as social media marketing, compliance, and human-centred design also stand out.

The study is based on survey of over 4,000 employees and 844 learning and development professionals across Australia, India, Japan, and Singapore.

The LinkedIn survey also stated that 61 per cent of Indian professionals believe that soft skills are needed for career progression.

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The research was commissioned by LinkedIn and conducted by ACA Research between March 13 and April 15, 2019.

To determine the top rising skills, LinkedIn analysed skills data listed by members on its platform in the last five years and identified those skills that have experienced exponential growth. (IANS)

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Most Urban Indians Worry About Getting Jobs: Ipsos

More urban Indians worried about jobs, still back govt

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Employment generation needs to be the top priority of the government, as it is reaching alarming proportions, among worry levels of urban Indians. (Representational Image). Pixabay

For the BJP-led Central government battling opposition criticism over a sluggish economy, the latest report of the Ipsos ‘What Worries the World’ monthly survey has good news as well as bad. 58 per cent of urban Indian respondents, in January, believed that India is heading in the right direction, unlike global citizens, of whom at least 61 per cent believe their country is on the wrong track.

However the bad news for the BJP is that the survey results for January show an 11 percent drop in optimism levels from December, when no less than 69 percent of urban Indians polled believed that India is moving in the right direction.

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Urban Indians continue to list joblessness or unemployment, crime and violence, and financial and political corruption as their top concerns. Pixabay

“Employment generation needs to be the top priority of the government, as it is reaching alarming proportions, among worry levels of urban Indians. Likewise, law & order and incidents of violence need to be tackled with a firm hand,” said Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India.

Urban Indians continue to list joblessness or unemployment, crime and violence, and financial and political corruption as their top concerns. In January, worries centred around financial and political corruption saw a slight dip of 2 per cent over the previous month, while concerns over joblessness, and crime and violence zoomed up by 11 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.

“Urban Indians continue to be optimistic and have faith in the abilities of the administrators, steering the country. Government should allay their worries by taking concrete steps. Some of the initiatives announced in the Union Budget, around Education & Skills under ‘Aspirational India’ theme, are likely to a have a positive impact, in the long term. However, we need some immediate term measures, to improve outlook,” Adarkar added.

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In all, 19,508 interviews were conducted for the January survey, between December 20, 2019 and January 3, 2020 in 28 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. (IANS)