If your child dreams of being an astronaut, a vet or a firefighter, let him dream: in all likelihood, he will have a job that does not exist…yet! According to the World Economic Forum, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. This is because the pace of change in the labour market, which has radically changed in recent years with the advent of technology, is set to accelerate. The solution? To be attractive. Not in terms of physical appearance, rather of one’s curriculum: professional development is the lever to be used in the future (but also today) to find a job. Lifelong and specialist learning, making the worker competitive and attractive to companies.
Randstad Workmonitor explores the employment world every quarter interviewing a sample of 400 employees per country (aged 18-65) in 33 countries around the world. The most interesting fact about Italy that emerges from the latest observations is the value given precisely to vocational training: 69%, in fact, think they have a duty to upgrade their skills. While 78% feel that staying employable is their own responsibility, 85% state it’s a shared responsibility between themselves, their employer and the government; 85% think that governments should increase investments in favour of senior workers, and almost the entire sample (91%) think that there should be more incentives for the professional development of employees.