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Upskilling and reskilling essential in the automation age

SINGAPORE: Upskilling, reskilling and continuous learning are essential in the workplace to keep pace with rapid changes due to automation, experts at the Asia Dialogues: Future of Work Summit have said.

The event, which took place on September 8, was organised by SpeakIn, an edtech platform for professionals.

Moderator Anthea Collier, managing director (Asia Pacific) of Ranstad Sourceright, making reference to the Talent Trends 2022 report said that 75% of HR leaders believed reskilling was an effective way of combating talent scarcity in a technology-dominated ecosystem.

"Adaptability is going to be the key; the new workforce will need to be comfortable with continuous reinvention and continuous learning," she said.

Companies that aim to keep their businesses on track must set aside budgets to update their recruitment practices and implement a diversity, equity and inclusionary framework in their talent acquisition practices, participants said.

Participants in the discussion included Elena Chipalova, director of HR at Carrier APAC, Stephen Yee, deputy executive director of the Singapore National Employers Federation and David Kwee, the founder and CEO of the Training Vision Institute.

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