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UK workers lack tech skills needed for their current job

As technology starts to make its way into more and more industries, in a bid to make jobs easier, it seems that many workers believe they don’t have the necessary tech skills to complete their role.

83% of British workers say that they rely on tech to do their job, however, according to the 2019 Tech Skills Index report released today by Docebo, two in five employees in the UK feel they don’t have the necessary tech skills.

The company surveyed 2,000 employed adults in the UK and US to gauge how they perceive new technologies; how qualified and confident they feel about using new tech at work and if they believed they have received sufficient training to leverage new tools.

The findings found that one in four (23%) of UK employees and almost one in five (19%) US employees say they don’t receive any tech training at all.

However, it seems that of those who do receive tech training, they don’t feel it isn’t necessarily effective. 39% of British workers and 46% of workers in the US regret not receiving more training.

In fact, 91% of employees within both countries would be interested in learning new skills if their employers offered the opportunity to do so.

“Employees are the key asset of an organisation,” commented Claudio Erba, CEO of Docebo.

“Growing your people needs to be a top priority and this involves both upskilling and reskilling. Organisations need to invest in their people through investments in training tools capable of delivering personalised, accessible content in the midst of rapid change. This ensures employees have the necessary skills and access to knowledge to excel in the digital world, close skills gaps, and embrace new technology.”

In addition, many believe that insufficient training is halting career progression, as one in three UK employees say that they feel pressured to learn new tech-related skills to protect their jobs. Plus, 22% claim that they don’t have the necessary tech skillsets to position themselves as an experienced candidate for a new role.

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