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Analysis: Building skills for the future in Indonesia’s workforce

  • Davids Tjhin

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 3 2020   /  02:02 am

Indonesia’s labor force, which stood at over 136 million in 2019, can serve as 136 million opportunities to deliver success for the nation’s growing economy. With a labor force participation rate of 67.49 percent in August 2019 as reported by Statistics Indonesia, the workforce — and the opportunities it presents — will only continue to grow. But unleashing this potential will require an informed understanding of the evolving global environment.Megatrends such as technological transformations and increasing globalization are disrupting how we work. These trends will require individuals and organizations to adapt, to embrace new skills and ensure a growing focus on learning, to succeed in a landscape where change itself is now the most reliable constant. This is true from the biggest bank right down to the smallest warung (kiosk).In Decoding Global Talent, Boston Consulting Group ...