The term “skills gap” describes a fundamental mismatch between the skills that employers rely upon in their employees, and the skills that job seekers possess. This mismatch makes it difficult for individuals to find jobs and for employers to find appropriately trained workers.
According to International Data Corp’s FutureScape 2019 report, two million jobs in artifical intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, cybersecurity and blockchain will remain unfilled by 2023 due to a lack of human talent.
In a recent study by Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work (CFoW), only 27% of business executives claim their employees have the skills to work or interact with top emerging technologies, such as AI, bigdata/analytics, IoT, mobiletechnology, openAPIs and cybersecurity.
Are you actively working on any of these technologies today?