Kelly Services Malaysia managing director Melissa Norman says it's a preliminary report but much needs to be done to ensure that all the shift programmes' outlined are implemented and progress tracked and key performance indicators (KPIs) are in place to measure the success.
Furthermore, there needs to be monitoring for changes which may be required as the roll-out of the shift programmes takes place.Workforce solutions provider Kelly Services
finds that the skills shortages, both technical and "soft or people" skills, are limiting organisations' ability to serve the needs of their clients and customers.
says in the past, careers may have been built on a different set of assumptions and environment when commitment and loyalty to an organisation counted, with less emphasis on regionalisation and globalisation then as there is now.
"However, in today's globalised markets, Malaysian graduates need to have strong communication and soft skills, be technologically savvy besides having good qualifications.
In selected industries and job positions, foreign talent pose a threat as well," she
Highlighting the raising of the entry bar for teachers training, with the aim of having only the top 30% of graduates becoming teachers by 2013, Melissa
says that while it may be an effort to enhance the quality of the profession but it may not yield the desired results.
"These top 30% graduates need to be passionate towards teaching besides having the qualifications.
The passion to teach and contribute to a larger cause must be evident to be a good teacher as today's competitive and globalised markets call for students and graduates to be able to compete globally to stand out in a crowded work place," she says.