This preferred learning style outranks employers’ training and formal courses
Nearly 8 in 10 (77%) Singapore candidates prefer to take responsibility for developing their skills using a combination of self-learning and leveraging on-the job experience, according to a survey by recruitment consulting firm Hays.
Another 16% rely on their employer to provide training and development while 7% take formal courses to add to their skill set.
“Unlike past generations, Singapore’s workforce of today is far more proactive in keeping up with the changing demands for specific skills and knowledge related to their job and sector,” said Lynne Roeder, managing director of Hays in Singapore.
“There is much to be gained from making the most of mentors and stretch goals at work to take your skills to the next level. Online courses also make it that much easier to keep up with the skills and knowledge needed in your sector.”
Results were based on a poll conducted across five “key Asian employment markets” from January to March this year. “Self-learning and on-the-job experience” ranked as the preferred method of skills building in all locations: