Business leaders’ confidence in the digital capabilities of new entrants to the workplace has improved in the last six months, but more work needs to be done to keep pace with the speed of new technology development. That’s according to Deloitte’s latest Digital Disruption Index.
A reported 18% of business leaders believe that school leavers and graduates are entering work with the right digital skills and experience, which is up from a figure of 12% who said the same six months earlier.
The Deloitte research is based on responses from 158 digital leaders from FTSE-listed companies, large private companies and large UK public sector organisations with a combined market value of no less than £1.38 trillion.
In addition, 25% of respondents said that their current workforce has sufficient knowledge and expertise to execute their organisations’ digital strategy. This represents an increase from 16% since Spring 2018.
Despite digital leaders’ perception of skills among new and current workers improving, more needs to be done to keep up with the pace of new technology adoption in the workplace. As many as 75% of digital leaders in the UK report that technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and the Internet of Things are fundamentally changing their organisation.