HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Hong Kong professionals confident about current skills: report

But 67% admit soft skills need improvement.

Hong Kong professionals are confident that their current skills will stay relevant for the next two to three years, according to a report by Hays.

The report shows that 87% of Hong Kong professionals surveyed are confident about their skills, higher than the percentage in China at 74% and Japan at 71%.

Around 80% of Hong Kong respondents also expressed confidence that their hard skills would remain relevant, but 67% admitted that their soft skills needed improvement.

Hard skills are teachable and measurable abilities often related to a specific technical knowledge, whilst soft skills are traits that make a good employee such as leadership, communication and etiquette.

When asked which upskilling/development opportunities have become more important to them after the pandemic took hold, 80% said digital skills development, followed by remote orientation training (70%) and change management (69%).

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