4 in 5 Employees in Singapore Fear Impact of Digitalisation, Turn to Upskilling to Stay Competitive

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  • Four in five (81%) employees are concerned about the impact of digitalisation on jobs and roles in their industry.
  • Most employees (93%) agree there is a need to upskill to remain relevant in their current role.
  • On the other hand, employers say that the main impact of digitalisation on the workforce are ‘the need to reskill and upskill workers to meet new skill demands’ (57%), ’employees will spend less time in automated/ repetitive work’ (54%), and ’employees will have to take on hybrid roles/ roles that require a mix of different skill sets’ (54%).


SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 18 January 2022 – As businesses continue to accelerate digitalisation, four in five (81%) employees say that they are concerned about the impact of digitalisation on jobs and roles in their respective industries. Employees reveal that their main concern about digitalisation at the workplace is the ‘need to learn new skills to stay relevant’ (46%). This is followed by the fear of ‘not being able to adapt to new and complex skills’ (40%) and ‘being replaced due to the lack of skills’ (31%).