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The Kelly Global Workforce Index Survey 2009 highlights the importance of continued training and skill development. Here are the relevant portions.

The Kelly Global Workforce Index Survey 2009 highlights the importance of continued training and skill development. Here are the relevant portions:

Is the training provided by your employer sufficient to upgrade skills and ensure progress in your career?

Overall (India): More than a third consider the training provided by their current employers to be inadequate.

Yes: 59%, No: 36%, Don't know: 5%

Overall (Global): Compared to the global average, lesser Indian employees feel that the level of training provided by their employers is inadequate. (% of respondents who said ‘No’)

Global Average: 47%, United States: 34%, India: 36%, China: 43%, United Kingdom: 50%, Russia: 69%

Age group (India): Older employees are more concerned about the current quality of training than their younger counterparts. (Gen X: 30-47 yrs, Gen Y: 18-29 yrs)

Gen X
Yes: 53%, No: 42%, Don't know: 5%

Gen Y
Yes: 62%, No: 33%, Don't know: 5%

Industry (India): Retail sector employees seem to be the most satisfied. It could be because of the low entry-level qualification required.

Government
Yes: 42%, No: 8%, Don't know: 50%

Financial Services
Yes: 54%, No: 5%, Don't know: 41%

IT
Yes: 59%, No: 5%, Don't know: 36%

Manufacturing
Yes: 59%, No: 5%, Don't know: 36%

Retail
Yes: 62%, No: 2%, Don't know: 36%

Grand Total
Yes: 59%, No: 5%, Don't know: 36%

Do you believe your current skills will need upgradation in the next five years to keep pace at workplace?

Overall (Global): Compared to the global average, more Indians feel they will need to upgrade their skills. (% who said ‘Yes’)

Global Average: 82%, Singapore: 83%, India: 89%, Malaysia: 92%, China: 95%, Russia: 95%

Overall (India): A majority of Indians believe their current skills will be outdated in the next five years.

Yes: 89%, No: 6%, Don't know: 5%

Age group (India): Upgrading of skills to cope with changing workplace requirements is a priority across all age groups. (Gen X: 30-47 yrs, Gen Y: 18-29 yrs)

Gen X
Yes: 90%, No: 7%, Don't know: 3%

Gen Y
Yes: 90%, No: 5%, Don't know: 5%

Industry (India): Employees across industries lay equal emphasis on skill development to survive changing workplace needs.

Government
Yes: 82%, No: 7%, Don't know: 11%

Financial Services
Yes: 90%, No: 6%, Don't know: 4%

IT
Yes: 92%, No: 5%, Don't know: 3%

Manufacturing
Yes: 88%, No: 8%, Don't know: 4%

Retail
Yes: 90%, No: 7%, Don't know: 3%

Grand Total
Yes: 89%, No: 6%, Don't know: 5%

What type of re-training do you think will be required in the next five years to upgrade your skills?

Overall (India): Most respondents consider on-job training to be the most effective way to upgrade skills.

On-job Training: 52%, Professional Courses: 33%, Self-Training: 12%, Degrees: 3%

Overall (Global): Professional development courses are the global preference for skill development.

Global Average
Degrees: 10%, Professional courses: 39%, On-job training: 38%, Self-initiated training: 13%

United States
Degrees: 12%, Professional courses: 26%, On-job training: 42%, Self-initiated training: 20%

United Kingdom
Degrees: 9%, Professional courses: 30%, On-job training: 49%, Self-initiated training: 12%

Russia
Degrees: 9%, Professional courses: 51%, On-job training: 32%, Self-initiated training: 8%

India
Degrees: 3%, Professional courses: 33%, On-job training: 51%, Self-initiated training: 13%

China
Degrees: 7%, Professional courses: 35%, On-job training: 45%, Self-initiated training: 13%

Industry (India): Self-initiated training is most preferred by the IT sector. Professional courses are most sought by employees in manufacturing sector.

Government
Degrees: 2%, Professional courses: 32%, On-job training: 59%, Self-initiated training: 7%

Financial Services
Degrees: 3%, Professional courses: 34%, On-job training: 51%, Self-initiated training: 12%

IT
Degrees: 1%, Professional courses: 31%, On-job training: 51%, Self-initiated training: 17%

Manufacturing
Degrees: 3%, Professional courses: 39%, On-job training: 47%, Self-initiated training: 11%

Retail
Degrees: 4%, Professional courses: 29%, On-job training: 55%, Self-initiated training: 12%

Grand Total
Degrees: 3%, Professional courses: 33%, On-job training: 51%, Self-initiated training: 13%

Age group (India): Formal qualification like degrees gets the lowest preference across both age groups, while more respondents in the younger age group prefer on-job training. (Gen X: 30-47 yrs, Gen Y: 18-29 yrs)

Gen X
Professional courses: 29%, Self training: 12%, Degrees: 3%, On-job training: 56%

Gen Y
Professional courses: 41%, Self training: 14%, Degrees: 3%, On-job training: 42%

Who is responsible for the training to upgrade employees’ skills to meet new workplace requirements?

Overall (India): Both employer and employees share responsibility for training, according to most respondents.

Both: 69%, Employee: 19%, Employer: 12%

Overall (Global): Compared to global average, more Indian respondents say training is employee’s job.

Global Average
Both: 76%, Employee: 9%, Employer: 15%

United States
Both: 78%, Employee: 9%, Employer: 13%

United Kingdom
Both: 76%, Employee: 8%, Employer: 16%

Russia
Both: 85%, Employee: 8%, Employer: 7%

India
Both: 69%, Employee: 19%, Employer: 12%

China
Both: 73%, Employee: 11%, Employer: 16%

Age group (India): More younger respondents consider training to be the employee’s responsibility. (Gen X: 30-47 yrs, Gen Y: 18-29 yrs)

Gen X
Both: 72%, Employee: 15%, Employer: 13%

Gen Y
Both: 68%, Employee: 21%, Employer: 11%

Industry (India): More government employees say responsibility of training is employer’s.

Government
Employer: 18%, Employee: 16%, Both: 66%

Financial Services
Employer: 10%, Employee: 16%, Both: 74%

IT
Employer: 12%, Employee: 22%, Both: 66%

Manufacturing
Employer: 16%, Employee: 23%, Both: 61%

Retail
Employer: 11%, Employee: 21%, Both: 68%

Grand Total
Employer: 12%, Employee: 19%, Both: 69%

The survey, which was conducted between January and March 2009, covers 1,00,000 people in 34 countries, including 5,000 in India.

Published on: May 29, 2009, 7:45 PM IST
Posted by: AtMigration, May 29, 2009, 7:45 PM IST