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‘India scores high on digitisation,workers keen on reskilling’

NEW DELHI, Jan 29:  Digitisation is the new buzzword for Corporate India as 84 per cent employees in the country said their employer has a digital strategy — one of the highest in the world.
According to the Randstad Workmonitor survey, globally, India scores high on this scale followed by China (81 per cent) and US (73 per cent).
The study conducted online among employees aged 18-65 working a minimum 24 hours a week in a paid job (not self-employed) noted that the staffers are well aware of the challenges that digitisation is likely to bring and agree that they currently perform a lot of repetitive work and/or routine tasks that could be automated.
“Around 87 per cent of the respondents said digitisation requires different skill sets against what is currently available in our workforce,” the survey said, adding that “84 per cent of the respondents believe that they personally need to acquire more digital skills to guarantee their future employability”.
The respondents are also upbeat about economic and financial conditions of the country.
Around 93 per cent expect the economic situation in India to improve in 2017 while 89 per cent mentioned that their employer performed financially better in 2016 than in 2015.
The survey further noted that the last quarter of 2016 saw the highest actual job switch in India as 47 per cent respondents from the country said they have changed their jobs in the last six months.
This trend is reflected really high within employees in the age group of 25-34 years (57 per cent) followed by 18-24 years (50 per cent) and 35-44 years (46 per cent). (PTI)

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