1Top IT Job Candidates Seek “Superior” Access to Tech Tools, Training
Although today’s job candidates expect the latest in tech tools and training,
Intro: The majority of organizations are behind the curve when it comes to the digital transformation–and this could hurt recruitment efforts, according to a recent survey from Randstad US. The findings reveal that C-suite executives are likelier than department heads to have an inflated sense of confidence about their company’s ability to respond to tech challenges. By falling short, they may lose out on the talent race, as most job candidates seek access to the latest digital tools–along with the training needed to effectively use them. More than 2,690 employees and nearly 820 hiring decision-makers/department heads and C-suite execs took part in the research. The following slide show presents survey highlights, with charts provided courtesy of Randstad US.
2Most Organizations Struggle With Digital Transformations
When it comes to digital proficiency, 52 percent of companies are considered as “developing,” meaning they have made “little to no” progress toward digital transformation and are slow to embrace new technology. Only 10 percent are categorized as “superior,” meaning their digital transformation is considered “advanced” or “completed” and they maintain a high level of commitment to a digital future.
3Superior Companies Reap Revenue Rewards
4Impressions Vary about Digital Transformation Progress
5C-Suite Underestimates Transformation Challenges
6Workers Seek Up-to-Date IT Tools
7Innovation Factor Proves Decisive Factor for Job Seeks
8Leaders Must Commit to Continuous Improvement
9Agility, Integration Drive the Modern, Tech-Savvy Workplace
Three-quarters of employees said today’s leaders must be more agile and digitally savvy in their use of tech tools to drive business success. Nearly as many said these leaders should drive a workplace culture in which employees are constantly building upon their skills to integrate new tech into the workplace.
10Teams Thrive Within Collaborative Environment
11Adequate Tech Training Remains Elusive
Findings reveal that 58 percent of workers said their employers use the latest digital tools and platforms, but do not provide the training required to use them effectively. Subsequently, 55 percent of workers said they lack the skills needed today to be considered digitally savvy.