This study uses aworkplace skills and satisfaction survey among construction companies to generate baseline data on needed and critical skills requirements of the construction industry. This baseline data will be used to inform future training programs, support, andotherprograms by government for capacity building and innovation of the industry, in support of the human resource strategy of the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030. Further, the results of the workplace skills and satisfaction survey can formpart of wider skills needs anticipation initiatives and analyses. This is so that the construction sector will have the necessary human capital to support and strengthen the industry as a whole in attaining the goals of the Roadmap.
The Philippines has a long history with job mismatch. Mismatch occurs when workers are either over-skilled, being able to deal with more complex tasks than those required by their jobs, or under-skilled and lacking the minimum skills required for their current jobs. Qualifications mismatch is particularly relevant for youth or individuals lacking the resources, skills or motivation as it sets out a career path that may lead to lower life-long earnings and lower job satisfaction.
The study intends to better understand the current situation of the Information Technology and Business Process Management sector in the Philippines in light of recent and imminent socio-economic and socio-political drivers of change particularly, the rise of artificial intelligence and digital automation in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the shift towards an integrated economy within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region, and the introduction of proposed government reforms. Using an exploratory sequential mixed methods research design involving three levels of data integration, the study examined the sector’s industry directions toward the realization of decent work, industry perception on the drivers of change, and industry strategies to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities brought about by the identified drivers of change.