'Job seekers must enhance skills for new business ecosystem'
Friday - November 8, 2019 5:40 pm , Category : BUSINESS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Job seekers will have to train and enhance their skill to get jobs in the transforming business ecosystem, according to a report by shine.com.A survey by shine.com showed that a major problem facing the industry is a lack of candidates with the right skills. Around 33 per cent of recruiters cited finding suitable candidates with the right skill-sets as a major challenge while hiring. "As organisations deploy forward-looking technologies, their skill requirements are changing rapidly. The evolving complexities in the various job roles driven by digital transformation and adoption, call for highly skilled candidates. The scale of adoption has prompted employees and job seekers to train and upskill themselves to find their dream jobs, which otherwise would elude them," it said.Considering how rapid tech advancements in the industry are evolving the business ecosystem, the desired skills across sectors are also changing, it noted. "While companies are seeking agile talent, professionals looking for jobs don't have the required skills. Thus, the role of up-skilling is emerging as the best way to address the skill-gap issue."Commenting on the survey, Zairus Master, CEO of Shine.com, said: "Among the changing demands of the business landscape, tech-backed skills are taking the centre stage. As a result, more professionals are using e-learning platforms to up-skill themselves to meet the expectations of recruiters. We hope to see more pronounced growth in the up-skilling trends across the country, which can power higher employability and make way for a more balanced hiring scenario."While a few recruiters also claimed matching salary expectations and adequate experience level of the candidates as common hiring challenges, lack of candidates with the right skill sets was a major concern among most of them. If the up-skilling trends catch up with the needs of the industry, India can witness high growth in its recruitment landscape, the report said.