Overcoming uncertainty through effective career management

With a projected 16,500 public service jobs to be lost over the next three years, it is no wonder why many Government employees are riddled with uncertainty about what their future might hold.

At every level of Government, departments and their employees are confronted with unavoidable change, and the challenge for all employees is, ‘How prepared am I to change in order to adapt to a new role requiring new skills?’

Career management is the key to reducing the impact of economic uncertainty

As our economy enters a period of transition, we all need to consider what the economy of the future will look like. What types of jobs will be available and what skill sets will be required to perform these jobs?

Industries undergoing significant structural change include high volume manufacturing, production of commodities, and renewable energy. In each of these industries, organisations and their employees are confronted with unavoidable change, shrouding their future in uncertainty.