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​Is NZ suffering from a digital skills shortage?

​Is NZ suffering from a digital skills shortage?

50 per cent of Kiwis feel threatened by the rise of digitisation across the country.

Half of the workforce in New Zealand admit they need to acquire more digital skills in order to guarantee their future employability.

That’s according to recruitment specialist firm, Randstad, which has revealed that 50 per cent of Kiwis feel threatened by the rise of digitisation across the country.

In addition, 68 per cent agree that the employees at their current employer do not have the required digital skill sets.

Across the water, Australian confidence in their digital skills is slightly less at 55 per cent, while China and Malaysia are the most unconfident coming in at 93 per cent and 91 per cent respectively.

Although 86 per cent of Kiwi workers acknowledge the importance for their current employer to have a digital strategy, only 64 per cent state that the company they work for actually has one.

“The research highlights the importance for employees of keeping digital skills current and taking opportunities to up skill,” Randstad New Zealand Country Manager, Brien Keegan, said.

“For employers it’s important to keep abreast of digital developments and provide the necessary training.”

According to Keegan, this serves a two-fold purpose, it ensures staff are suitably equipped with the skills they need to feel confident in their work and reduces the opportunity for skill shortages in this growing area.

“The survey also revealed that 38 per cent of Kiwis think more of their job could be automated to free up their time, so there’s an opportunity here for employers to look at ways of adapting the business to increase productivity,” Keegan added.


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