While half of employees in a new survey say the pandemic has increased their use of online learning programs, just over a fourth still worry they lack in-demand skills to succeed post-COVID. Among other findings:
- Remote workers are more likely to say they have pursued online learning. Of those who set out to learn a new skill, about half said they did so because they have more time. A third say they just want to be more “employable” in an uncertain economy.
- The most popular skills workers pursued are adaptability, creativity, and time management.
In another survey, 58% of employees say they’re not confident that they will be able to find a new job with their current skills; and 56% say they are job hunting in industries that are cutting back on hiring.