Digital Skills Gap? 6 Resources to Get Started on Your Journey!

Relevant Whitepapers to Get Up To Speed!

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Summary of Content

The Importance of Digital Skills in the Modern Workplace (weblink)

1 — Grovo — “How Microlearning Shrinks the Skills Gap”

2— Grovo — “How The Digital Skills Gap is Killing Productivity”

3 — CapGemini — “Developing Skills for Today’s Digital Organizations”

4 — Deloitte — “Aligning the Organization for its Digital Future”

5 — PwC — “ Data driven-What students need to succeed in a rapidly changing business world”

6 — PwC — All Students Need #DataAnalytics (Study)

The Importance of Digital Skills in the Modern Workplace (weblink)

“In the modern workplace, digital skills are highly valued; in the future, digital skills will be vital.
The digital age is expanding into all areas of our lives, and it is not just those who work in IT that will need to be alert of this change. The House of Lords have stated that digital skills should be taught as a third core subject, and treated with same importance as numeracy and literacy.”
“The digital skills gap should not be something to be afraid of. Rather, it is an opportunity for people of all ages — not just young people — to jump into a new sector or to get a better job than their current one. Half of all British IT teachers don’t have a post-A-level qualification that is relevant to IT, and so schools are eager for teachers who have any kind of degree related to computing. Being a person with digital skills, in the current economic climate, has never been more lucrative.”

1 — Grovo — “How Microlearning Shrinks the Skills Gap”

Microlearning —
“Attention spans are dropping at the same time technology is advancing, leading to a digital skills gap costing the U.S. economy $1.3 trillion annually in lost productivity (equivalent to a loss of $10 million per 1,000 employees). Therefore there’s an ever-growing need for new and better ways to teach, learn, and train the 21st century workforce — and microlearning is the solution.” — Grovo Whitepaper

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#PDF — -Microlearning Shrinks the Skills Gap —

2 — Grovo — “How The Digital Skills Gap is Killing Productivity”

How the Digital Skills Gap is Killing Productivity —
“More than 200 million adults in the US are part of the digital workforce, yet only 1-in-10 rate themselves as very proficient with the digital tools they use every day at work. Training has not kept pace with technology, and workers, businesses and the entire economy are paying the price.” — Grovo Whitepaper

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#PDF — Skills Gap Killing Productivity —

3 — CapGemini — “Developing Skills for Today’s Digital Organizations”

Developing Skills for Today’s Digital Orgs —
“The reasons driving this skills shortage are not hard to identify. The usage of mobile, social and analytical tools is permeating the length and breadth of every function across the organization. Unlike the past, the impact of these digital technologies and tools is felt not just in the IT department. This means that the magnitude of training and re-skilling that is required is enormous.” — CapGemini Whitepaper

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#PDF — The Digital Talent Gap —

4 — Deloitte — “Aligning the Organization for its Digital Future”

Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future —
“Preparing for a digital future is no easy task. It means developing digital capabilities in which a company’s activities, people, culture, and structure are in sync and aligned toward a set of organizational goals. Most companies, however, are constrained by a lack of resources, a lack of talent, and the pull of other priorities, leaving executives to manage digital initiatives that either take the form of projects or are limited to activities within a given division, function, or channel.”

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#PDF — Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future —

5— PwC — “ Data driven-What students need to succeed in a rapidly changing business world”

Data-driven-What Students need to succeed —
“They’re fixated on using data analytics. Eighty-five percent of CEOs say they put a high value on data analytics for their company, and 80% place data mining and analysis as the second-most important strategic technology for CEOs (just behind mobile tech). In fact, per PwC’s 6th Annual Digital IQ survey of more than 1,400 leaders from digital businesses, the area of investment that tops CEOs’ list of priorities is business analytics.” — PwC Whitepaper

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#PDF — Data Driven: What Students Need to Succeed —

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