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Closing the Digital Skills Gap

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Although the demand for skilled coders and developers is skyrocketing, skilled candidates are in short supply. A recent study conducted by CapGemini and LinkedIn has demonstrated how significant this problem is, and the lengths employers will have to go to reduce this digital skills gap. The first step is to recognize how quickly technology is progressing. According to the study, 29 percent of employees feel their skills will be redundant within the next one to two years, which is why it’s important for employees to take training seriously to stay ahead of the curve. Unfortunately, this is another glaring gap that must be addressed. The study revealed that 42 percent of employees feel their organization’s training sessions are “useless and boring,” and 52 percent say they would prefer to learn in an on-demand, online environment. When developing a training regimen to keep tech-savvy employees up to date, it’s important to understand each employee’s needs. One-size-fits-all approaches will not work, so it's important to solicit feedback and act according to workers' needs.

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