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Digital Skills – Effective use of ICTs in life and for work requires adequate skills OECD says

Effective use of ICTs in life and for work requires more specialist and generic skills in ICTs complemented by better foundational skills. “IT staff” ranks second among the top ten jobs that employers have difficulties filling, notably in services, although shortages of ICT specialist skills seem limited to only a few countries, at least in … Continue reading

Digital Revolution – More than 90% of employers expect their organization to be impacted Manpower Group finds

Plenty has been written predicting the future: more jobs, different jobs, less jobs, even no jobs. But few are telling people that they will need new skills and they will need them more often to stay employable for jobs we may not even have heard of yet. WE ASKED 18,000 EMPLOYERS IN 43 COUNTRIES ABOUT: … Continue reading

Digital Talents Gap – Developing them among the existing workforce

Companies are trying a variety of unconventional methods to bring in digital talent. Facebook, for example, has “acquihired” the employees of more than a dozen companies—buying these companies as much or more for the employees as for the business itself. Meanwhile, Citigroup and others are introducing online gaming apps, either as recruiting tools or to … Continue reading

Skills Gap and Talent – Digital platforms could reduce employee-related costs by up to 7 percent

Businesses deploying digital labor platforms to their full potential could increase output by up to 9 percent, reduce employee-related costs by up to 7 percent, and add an average of 275 basis points to profit margins. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Managing talent in a digital age | McKinsey & … Continue reading

Productivity and Smart Simplicity – Unleashing the power of talent

If companies successfully marry new digital approaches with what we call “smart simplicity,” they can unleash the latent power of their technology and their people. Smart simplicity is built on the premise that companies are most productive when they harness the intelligence of their employees. Many of today’s most successful digital natives, such as Netflix … Continue reading

Skills Gap in UK Digital and Creative Sector – 1.2 Million new workers needed between 2012 and 2022

The UK digital and creative sector has grown rapidly in recent years. It contributes almost nine per cent of total UK GVA and employs 2.1 million people. Digitisation of the wider economy is driving extremely strong demand for digital services, and the recent widening of tax relief has stimulated very strong growth in certain areas … Continue reading

Digital Skills in UK – Education failing say 18 to 30-year-olds

The education system is failing to provide young people with the digital skills they need to succeed in the world of work, according to 18 to 30-year-olds.  The research, compiled by Tata Consultancy Services and ThinkYoung, found 63% of the 500 young people surveyed in 28 EU countries don’t believe education prepared them for the … Continue reading

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