About 37% of working-age Europeans lack digital skills, a key competence in the technological era. The talent recruitment might be like finding a needle in a haystack. What can you do to turn it into a success?
The lack of skilled workers upon us?
With the rise of automation, people started to worry about losing their job. In some sectors, these worries were legitimate. Yet, don’t forget that the expansion of robotics and AI also creates new jobs.
European Commission expects 756,000 unfilled jobs for ICT professionals by 2020.
AI and robotics develop technology-wise so rapidly they surpassed humans’ capabilities, especially when it comes to qualified labor force.
The estimates indicating that 133 million new roles emerged as a result of new division of labour between humans, machines, and algorithms by 2022 are even more alarming, says World Economic Forum.
Most of them represent jobs which require digital experts with programming skills. However, some of the jobs still cannot be replaced by machines, among others creative industry, management, or psychology experts.
Hard time finding skilled workers
Every company which had to fill a vacancy with a person with adequate experience and skills can confirm that finding a dream employee is like finding a needle in a haystack. It is hard work finding the right one. Furthermore, such employees can be easily “stolen” from you by your competition during the hiring process.
Finding qualified professionals takes a long time and is cost-intensive.
Re- and upskilling is the key
The best choice for employers who do not plan to lower their standards is re- and upskilling of their employees. Both in terms of time and money. In the best-case scenario, you shouldn’t wait until you need to find such an employee, but rather start with the reskilling as soon as possible.
World Economic Forms estimates that 54% of all employees (more than a half!) will require re- and upskilling by 2020. Reskilling programs provide training for employees as well as pave the way for new, advanced production methods to improve your products.
The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition of the European Commission says that 37% of European citizens in the labor force lack basic digital skills, highlighting the urgency of prompt actions.
As workers lack the must-have digital skills, their transformation to technological specialists will be cost-intensive.
The best way to build digital skills: technologies
Mass staff trainings are long gone. Instead, you should focus on more effective methods to train your staff.
The companies with their own educational materials, such as online courses, instructional videos, or other interactive forms of education, can serve as an example.
A great way to keep up the pace with the build-up of digital skills is educational platforms, such as Udeny or Coursea. Among others, they offer courses to develop your programming, machine learning, and AI skills.
YesElf as the answer to lifelong learning
If you do now want to rely on study materials from others or you find its quality doesn’t suit your requirement, you can create your own materials! Self-tailored digital staff training can be easier as it might seem.
You don’t need to make simulation videos or draft detailed documentation. All you need is the YesElf onboarding platform, an alternative to face-to-face training, which can train your employees while they are doing their job.
YesElf delivers relevant information needed at the right time. As the information is provided during direct interaction with a tool, employees can try how this and that works right away, and therefore do not forget the new information that quickly.
A tool means any software your employees have to use. YesElf gets along with any app, yours included, as it is built on top of the app.