A skills gap is set to rear its ugly head next year, but some employers are still reluctant to train their staff. This may be because they are afraid that employees will move on and take their skills to another employer (or worse a competitor), but according to research, they shouldn’t be so worried. 57% of ‘upskillers’ develop themselves in the hope that they may get promoted with their current employer. As we approach 2015, we’ve decided to put together a few ideas for how you can develop your own career and skillset to make yourself especially valuable in the New Year.
Here’s how to make sure you are part of the 66% of UK employees who are seeking additional education or training outside the workplace. Below are three of the top skills globally recognised as needing development in the workplace, and ways in which you can easily improve them without significantly eating into your spare time: