Economist Intelligence Unit Finds Vast Majority of EU & US Executives Are Worried About Digital Skills Gaps
(P0sted with permission from ICDL Foundation)
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released a report on research into the supply and demand of digital skills across four industries: financial services, healthcare, retail and manufacturing. The research, which is based on an online survey of over 400 executives from Europe and the US, found that most companies are worried about a looming skills gap.
Coinciding with a number of other reports and publications on the risks of digital skills gaps, and employers’ readiness to face increasingly digital future workplaces , the report highlights that 94% of executives see a ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’ skills gap. To address the problem, 55% of respondents reported embarking on digital skills training for existing staff, while 47% reported that their companies outsourced digital functions.
More information can be found on the website of the Economist Intelligence Unit.