Technology has powered us straight on through the pandemic, but it doesn’t seem set to stop any time soon.
Nobody can deny that we would have had a harder time trading, living, and visiting, if we hadn’t been a digitally advanced civilization during the pandemic. Without the ability to video chat our loved ones, we would have been in a far different scenario. The pandemic was lonely enough without the power of the internet making it less so.
Now that we are coming into yet another wave of the virus, it’s important that we keep looking forward, not backwards. The future is bright, the future is digital, and the future revolves around jobs in the tech industry.
Jobs in Tech are In
There shouldn’t be any confusion about how important people who have technological knowledge are to the world right now. Our future evolution is going to be into this digital realm, where we need architects, software designers, and website developers, to achieve our business and individual goals.
While we need a veritable army to create this digital haven of a future, we currently don’t have it. There is a severe shortage of different tech skills in the UK workforce, and beyond. We are living through a digital skills gap where we are unable to meet the tech demands placed on us by our growing needs. What does this mean? It means that tech jobs are in. If you want to retrain after covid-19, do it in computing, cloud services, and the IoT.
Bridging the Digital Skills Gap in your Company
So, if you work for a firm that is suffering through this skill gap, here’s what you can do to better your situation.
1 – Hire better skilled tech workers
Using sites like Hays Technology, you can browse CVs uploaded by tech candidates. You can then invite interesting parties to interview, and you don’t need to go to the trouble of even advertising for the position – which we know is costly. Hiring new tech staff brings in better and more diverse skills to your organisation and will go some way towards bridging that digital skills gap.
2 – Train Existing Employees
Training existing employees represents a similar cost but with better ROI. The employee becomes loyal to you through their training, and they now have a better set of skills for their own CV. On the other hand, your company benefits from the addition of these new skills, and you get to reap the benefits in terms of production.
The only caution here is that you raise the wage to reflect the new skills. If you do not, you risk alienating the employee, who will take those skills elsewhere.
3 – Outsource tech skills
If neither of the above are a possibility to you, outsourcing those tech skills could be your only answer. You could hire an agency to work on your behalf. You might do this if you are a small company who can’t afford to hire a whole department.
However, you do it, be sure to bridge that digital skills gap as soon as possible. Computing jobs are a growth industry, so make sure you hone your skills in that direction for best results.