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Workers 'must take responsibility for their skills'
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People should take responsibility for developing their own skills and talents, according to one expert.
Sarah Van Der Heyden, public policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, explained that by ensuring they keep their abilities up to date individuals will be able to ensure they are prepared for what could be an uncertain future.
"It is [worth] taking personal responsibility to develop, both for yourself and for your business, and for any change that may happen in the future as well," she said.
Up-skilling and re-skilling are both vital to allow people to find work during a tough economic climate, Ms Van Der Heyden added.
Recently, a study by iProfile.org found that around 30 per cent of workers fear being made redundant.
It advised people to take steps to ensure they are ready for a job hunt if the need arises.
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