The pace of change remains rapid. And technology adoption is an area unlikely to buck the trend. 84% of employers are working on digitizing their workflows. And many key priorities for business leaders are technology-focused. These include the adoption of cloud technologies and the increased use of e-commerce platforms. It also includes the interrogation of big data to make informed decisions.
While 37% of employees are worried about automation, this shift is not merely about replacing people with machines. Automation technologies will replace some roles. But, the number of ‘jobs of tomorrow’ created is likely to surpass the number of roles lost. What will change is the technical and soft skills required of employees in the future.
Critical thinking, data analysis, adaptability, and problem-solving are the skills most likely to be in demand in the future. Technology jobs require many of these crucial soft skills. So those currently employed in tech roles are likely to be well-placed for the challenges of the revolution ahead.
Plus, role holders already have the technical competence required to support workplace digitization. Employees with technology skills are in high demand. As of April 2022, the unemployment rate for tech talent was only 1.3%. As the shift towards digital increases, tech job opportunities will grow in response.