The global pandemic has shifted and changed the way most people do business. It has had such an impact that, it has changed the way businesses approach and handle their workplace moving forward.

Which tech should you be investing your time into?

Now is a great time to embrace the changes that have taken place and attempt to grow and learn for the future. From our research, we have noticed a number of impacts and issues that the tech industry can address since the pandemic, and which technologies people should be investing their time into right now.

There’s no denying that the tech industry is changing the future for everyone, and it has changed the very way in which it works itself. Tech such as AI, automation, robotics, cloud and the blockchain have well and truly matured and are on their way to becoming mainstream technologies.

Research shows, one out of four tech workers are worried that their skills will become outdated. This is an area for concern because transformation programs have opened up several digital roles that are in high demand for digital skills in areas such as RPA, Machine Learning, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Advanced Analytics, IoT and Cybersecurity.

Investigations has shown that by 2024, positions that need digital skills will grow by 12%. Knowledge and task-based projects will increase from 28% to 65% and 9% of jobs are easily automatable.
These numbers continue to increase faster each year as the number of jobs requiring high levels of digital skills.
 
Why you should upskill

Continuing to upskill and develop your current skillset is a really important part of the tech industry. There are always new jobs opening up and many technologies to learn and develop that if you become complacent and stagnant in your career, it will make it very hard for you to work with new innovative companies or projects.

In the tech space, developers have to update their skills and update what they already know every 2 years.
Not only do developers need to stay on top of this, but they need to stay up to date with how the market continues to develop. How else will they be able to design solutions that meet today’s need and stay relevant tomorrow?

When we look at the Cybersecurity space, Cybersecurity professionals have to constantly stay updated on all aspects of technological and industry changes so that they can meet any threats head-on. Not doing so would result in a data breach that could easily cripple an enterprise. Within this space, this has to be taken seriously because it becomes critical for any company when the security of their data is at risk.
 
The benefits of reskilling & upskilling

Improves productivity: By looking at technological advancement, it not only improving employee efficiency at work but also helping them deliver maximum output in limited time. What if the employees do not understand the required new skills well enough, they may not be able to perform rather than being more productive.

Improves employee’s retention: Employees who feel their organization gives priority to their future, career and invests in their growth are more likely to stay with the company for a long time. In addition to this, if they are provided with training to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively, the companies will not have to deal with high employee attrition.

Motivates employees: Employees stay motivated when they get training and development opportunity in their job roles. Reskilling & upskilling keep them motivated by showing them the path of their careers in advance and excites them for future growth. Employee realizing this will lead them to better lives generates more interest in their work.
 
Workforce training

It's no surprise that AI has everyone interested, even though the development is still in its early days, it is the fastest growing technology within the tech space. Although most developers are ready to develop their AI skills, web development, DevOps, cloud computing and data software are in demand for recruiting agencies.
 
Recruiters have revealed that in their search for software engineers, front-end and back-end developers appear to be the most difficult to find, but as the demand for skilled software engineers continue to rise, more amateur developers are learning the basic skill of web development.

Providing the workforce with constant training access and focusing on upskilling and reskilling opportunities will address the skills gap. Create a healthy work environment through retraining and reskilling opportunities and encourage continuous learning and collaboration.

In the coming years, it will not be the ‘jobs’ but the ‘skills’ will be driving the recruitment industry. And the organization will no longer look for skills that are become redundant by technology growth. Instead, they will empower the workforce by up-skilling and re-skilling.
 
Conclusion

The shift towards continuous learning is becoming more apparent as technology and the need to stay relevant and up-to-date increases rapidly. The more relevant skills that you have and whether or not you can display a continuous style of learning, you will be in demand from many different companies.

You can learn just about any new code yourself without having to go back to university to learn it which is the beauty in tech these days and most companies are willing to pay for you to go back and learn.



 

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