THE CASE FOR BUSINESS
Two thirds of businesses already have digital skills vacancies, and less than one third are confident they will be able to access the digital skills they need to fill them.
We have seen, particularly over the period during and since the pandemic, how embracing digital ways of working transforms businesses and how they operate. It can be as simple as using social media marketing to reach new customers, through to paying for services and utilising AI to be more productive. The current tight labour market has made it harder to fill labour and skills shortages. In a time when hiring is difficult, there is a greater need for firms to capitalise on technology to boost productivity to meet demand.
of businesses say that a lack of digital skills would affect the profitability of their business
failing to close the digital skills gap could cost the UK up to £141 billion in GDP growth by 2028
individuals will require a higher level of basic digital skills to undertake their existing roles by 2030.
Who is this toolkit for?
This toolkit is designed for businesses of all sectors and sizes. This resource may be especially useful for HR Directors and Chief Learning Officers, but also senior business leaders and hiring managers who are experiencing digital skills gaps and want to find sol