Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Almost 65 percent of employees in Taiwan no longer have career goals, a government survey showed on Tuesday.
In the survey, which was conducted by the TaiwanJobs (?????) recruitment platform under the Ministry of Labor (MOL), 64.95 percent of respondents said they had no career-oriented goals with 55.9 percent of those indicating it is too difficult to stick to a career plan in the real world.
In addition, respondents identified a wide gap between their goals and what they perceived to be achievable.
According to the survey, some of those without career goals started out with goals but were forced to give up on them, whereas others found themselves with no time to pursue career goals.
TaiwanJobs said that only 35.05 percent of respondents indicated they continue to pursue career goals.
The recruitment platform found that some of the career goals identified included improving skills and becoming more professional, others wanted to learn new things while the goal of still others was to simply keep a stable job.
TaiwanJobs suggested that employees should make better use of on-the-job training resources provide by the government in a bid to meet the challenges of the job market and eventually achieve their career goals.
According to the MOL, the ministry has organized a three-year on-the-job training program since 2004 and provides NT$70,000 (US$2,178) in subsidies to employees who enroll online and attend classes as long as they pass regular evaluations. Currently, employees can sign up online for more than 500 courses under the program, the MOL said.
The survey, conducted from Feb. 6-28, collected 1,067 valid questionnaires with a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.97 percentage points, the MOL said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel