‘Not prioritising human resources leads to insecurity’
28 September, 2022, 6:25 am
Many companies do not prioritise investing in their own human resources and this results in job insecurity and dissatisfaction in the workforce.
This, according to the Industry and Community Discussion Forum (ICDF) 2022 report released by the Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC). During the survey, 408 organisations were asked which option they would take in terms of filling staffing needs and skills gaps.
“The first query was whether their company preferred hiring part-time workers to recruiting full-time permanent workers,” the report stated.
“It was found that a majority 60 per cent hired part-time workers than recruiting permanent staff.
“The second query was on whether their company outsourced work to external vendors or upskilled existing employees.
“It was found a majority 70 per cent indicated their company outsourced work to external parties than upskilling staff.
“The third query was whether the company hired expatriates than developing and moulding potential company staff. “It was found a majority 63 per cent indicated their company hired expatriates.
“The three findings raise a concern that many companies do not prioritise investing in their own human resources. Thus, job insecurity and dissatisfaction arises among the workforce.”