Lateral entry is a trend

Hagen im Bremischen (Germany) | Three quarters of all employees can imagine a lateral entry. This is the conclusion of a survey conducted by the video recruiting provider viasto 1,000 interviewed employees within Germany. Almost 40% of all workers would already be working in a profession that did not correspond to their training. The authors of the study see lateral entrants as a great added value for companies, as they bring along important core competencies such as the ability to work in a team or innovative thinking and only need to acquire specialist knowledge.

From a background perspective, this shows that formal educational qualifications such as training or courses of study are likely to continue to lose in importance, whereas in-company training is gaining in importance. In addition, the dynamism of the world of work has already reached the minds of the workers. This is indeed important, as the Word Economic Forum, for example, stated in its “Future of Jobs Report” that 65% of all children enrolled in school today will later pursue occupations that do not even exist today.

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