The future is digital-first and the foundation for this is already being built with businesses rapidly undergoing digital transformation. As businesses move towards being partially or fully digital, there is a massive demand for digitally skilled workforces; but the supply doesn’t equally match the requirement everywhere.
Salesforce’s 2022 Global Digital Skills Index gives an overview of the digital skills readiness of workers from 19 countries and the most sought-after roles. According to the Index, with inputs from over 23,000 current and prospective employees, India scores the highest – 63 out of 100 – on digital readiness.
Continuously training the workforce will help build “intelligent enterprises” that are prepared for any disruption in India. As Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO & Chairperson of Salesforce India says, “India is rapidly developing to become a global powerhouse for talent with the potential to lead this global transition to an all-new digital economy”.
Closing the gaps between emerging digital-first roles and the availability of digitally skilled workforces can help turn this possibility into a reality. Here’s what businesses can do in this regard:
The emphasis on digital readiness will aid the expansion of new-age businesses, as India eyes building a $1-trillion digital economy in the next five years. Training and skilling will play a big role in assimilating more talent into this economy.
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