66% of Saudi workers willing to train for different career path

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH — The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the professional landscape, driving a paradigm shift in attitudes concerning long-term employment. According to a new study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bayt.com, almost two-thirds of workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are prepared to pursue different career paths post-crisis, expressing a high willingness to retrain and develop new skillsets before embarking on new roles. A report based on the study, Decoding Global Reskilling and Career Paths, is the third in a series of publications that BCG and Bayt.com have issued about the pandemic’s impact on people’s work preferences and careers, with this particular edition providing insights ascertained from various countries.

From a Saudi Arabia standpoint, the findings are based on responses from 1,185 workforce participants in diverse positions and highlight potential employment trends that could emerge in due course. As a result of the economic unpredictability stemming from the pandemic, professionals from a majority of industries are...read more...