The global digital skills gap: current trends and future directions


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Rapid and widespread digitalisation has changed the nature of work, and digital skills are now regarded as essential for the modern workforce. Employees need digital skills to work with new technologies and to keep up to date with rapid technological advancements. While the demand for digital skills is high, supply is low. Workforces do not always have the skills needed to manage digital transformation, and businesses often struggle to find talent for digital roles. This digital skills 'gap' has become even more apparent during the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic. As...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Equity; Disadvantaged; Technology

Keywords: Digital skills; Digitalisation; Digital literacy; Skill shortage; Skill needs; Skill development; Skill analysis; Barrier; Equal opportunity

Published: Santa Monica, California: RAND, 2021

Physical description: 41 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 151.324

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