This second instalment from the 2014 Kelly Global Workforce Index, on the topic of Career Development,
looks across the EMEA and APAC regions to learn what workers are thinking about
their careers and the skills that underpin them.
The report takes an in-depth look at employee career
aspirations, including the drivers of career goals and the factors that matter
most in keeping employees engaged and productive.
It also provides a glimpse into the world of career
management, with insights on what the best employers are doing to invest in
personnel, and the particular importance that workers attach to career development
activities such as training, mentoring and skills development.
According to the latest findings, over two thirds of
employees haven’t had a career development discussion with their employer in
the last year, and 42% feel they don’t have a clear career path available to
The survey also showed:
With 34% feeling that they don’t have the opportunity to
grow or advance their career at their current employer, many are taking matters
into their own hands. 31% admitted that they have either sought out or paid for
training themselves in the past year and as many as 67% disclosed that they
will look for a new job in the next year.
Commenting on the findings, Helen Palmer, EMEA Regional Learning
& Development Manager - APAC & EMEA head of training at Kelly Services
“In the current candidate-led market employees have the
upper hand. Businesses must therefore ensure that in order to encourage
retention, they engage their employees, offering the skills, training and
support they need in order to help them progress their careers in the long
term. Yet this is clearly not happening in many UK businesses; employees are
eager to learn new skills but aren’t always being given the opportunity to do
so and as a result, many are looking for jobs elsewhere.”
The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) is an annual global survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace. Almost 230,000 people across the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions responded to the 2014 survey.
The topics covered in the 2014 KGWI survey include:
Workers from a total of 31 countries participated in the survey, responding in 20 different languages. Results span workplace generations, as well as key industries and occupations.
Engaging Active and Passive Jobseekers, Kelly Global Workforce Index 2014
Global Trends that Shaped Job Choice, Recruitment and Workplace Performance
Career Development - Upskilling, Kelly Gloal Workforce Index 2013
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