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The digital talent gap continues to grow. Companies around the world are finding it increasingly difficult to find qualified candidates with digital skills, and it is significantly impacting their ability to do business.
Research by Capgemini and LinkedIn identified a number of key findings:
The research found that the talent gap for soft digital skills is greater. Companies lack qualified individuals.
Demand for hard skills is outpacing supply or the number of employees within an organization with the required hard digital skills.
Some of the hard skills with the biggest gaps include:
While many organizations cite there is a digital talent gap, many have ineffective training programs to remedy the issue. The report found:
This has caused many employees to look elsewhere to improve their skills. 43% of employees said they are willing to move to another company if digital skills usage or training is stagnant.
The report suggests there are three key areas of focus:
Learn more about how to recruit, attract, and retain the digital talent in your organization by reading:
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Gary is a Partner and Practice Lead of one of Toronto's most respected team of IT recruiters. He has a strong background in building and managing teams, and specializes in contract and permanent placements within the IT space. With over 15 years of IT Sales and Recruitment experience, Gary is committed to customer service and has a genuine love for working with people and solving business problems.