Sought-after skills across Asia: Do you have what it takes?

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on July 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019.
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Many employees believe their skill sets will still be in demand five years from now, and spend only two hours per week on upskilling, a recent survey by global recruitment firm Hays across five markets ­­­— Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Japan ­­­— has found. Employers disagree. Companies, 65% of which are restructuring to keep up with evolving business needs, claim that skill shortages are hampering operations, and point to a need for a change in employee mindsets.