Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has urged employees to embrace digitisation and build career resilience through diversity and upskilling in order to be outstanding in the workplace.
Olufunke Amobi, Country Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, gave this advice during a Virtual Learning Series themed “Building Career Resilience”.
Mrs Amobi revealed that forces of change such as globalisation and rapid technological advancements such as artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive technologies and crowdsourcing, amongst others, are the rationale for the evolution of careers and their shift from traditional to contemporary. She noted that the traditional career path was defined in terms of linear progression up the firm’s hierarchy while seeking to obtain greater extrinsic rewards. The contemporary career trajectory, on the other hand, focuses on experiences and competencies that exist across firms, driven by values that are more flexible and dynamic.
The Stanbic IBTC Holdings Country Head of Human Capital encouraged participants to build contemporary careers as well as a strong network to enable them attain success in their professions. She also advocated the need for workers to invest in technology and exploit various websites for free online courses to develop their digital literacy skills. Amobi further stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace culture, emphasizing that workers that would survive these times are those that can easily adapt in the rapidly changing world.