International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Employability Skills and Task Performance of Employees in Government Sector
Maripaz Abas-Mastura, Ombra A. Imam, Associate Professor Shuki Osman

Today’s employers highlight the workforce skills needed to thrive in this technological advancement era. The skills possessed and mastered by employees may affect their job performance level. The present research determined whether employees’ employability skills correlate with task performance. It utilized a correlational design using survey questionnaires administered to 220 respondents. Descriptive data showed that fundamental, personal management and teamwork skills were highly preferred by employers and sufficiently acquired by employees. Positive attitudes and behaviors emerged as topmost preferred and acquired skill. Skill competence obtained moderately competent rating. Employers assessed task performance as satisfactory but employees rated task performance (job knowledge and skills, quality of work, quantity of work and cooperation and judgment) as very satisfactory. Inferential analysis revealed that skill acquisition and skill competence had significant positive relationship to task performance. The acquisition and competence on employability skills valued by employers require continuous enhancement to succeed in job performance.

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