This first instalment of the 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index, on the topic of Career Development and Upskilling, explores the changing focus on training and skills development, as employees become more proactive and self-reliant in managing their careers. Once the preserve of the employer, responsibility for training and skills development is shifting to employees, who are dictating the way that training is designed, provided and funded.
There is also some reassurance for employers who often fear that any investment in training will be lost when staff depart. The good news is that the majority of employees who are seeking training are motivated by a desire to stay with their current employer.
The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) brings work and workplace insights sourced from more than 120,000 respondents, including over 2,800 in the UK, from 31 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. It takes the form of an annual survey that canvasses a wide spectrum of opinions on issues impacting the contemporary workplace, with a particular focus on the perspectives from different generations, industries, occupations and skill sets.
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