Few new hires have the skills needed for the job, survey shows

Dive Brief:

  • Only 16% of new hires possess the skills needed for their current jobs and the jobs of the future, according to Gartner analysis released September 10. “Existing roles may require up to 10 new skills by 2021,” the organization noted.
  • Traditional talent acquisition sources may not enable employers to find these new skills in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gartner said, potentially leading employers to prioritize skills over “candidate profiles” that may miss out on workers that are largely self-taught. “Traditional recruiting methods are unable to compete with the large-scale shifts to the workplace and the labor market,” Lauren Smith, vice president in the Gartner HR practice, said a press release.
  • To find the right skills in the market, companies may need to consider how to broaden their candidate search criteria and also focus on internal development of employees, potentially through “accelerated training programs.”

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SolarWinds IT Pro Day Survey Finds IT Pros Gained Confidence, New Skills Amidst Pandemic

Annual survey reveals organizations must rethink traditional IT strategy to succeed in new normal

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the findings from its IT Pro Day 2020 survey: You Were Built for This. The survey results explore IT professionals’ journeys throughout COVID-19, how their responsibilities shifted in response to this unprecedented event, and how they envision the role of IT evolving in the future. The survey supports IT Professionals Day, which is observed on the third Tuesday of every September (September 15, 2020), and aims to celebrate all IT pros and recognize the expanding range of technologies they manage and rapid pace of change they face.

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The IT Pro Day 2020 survey: You Were Built for This polled global IT professionals who participate in the SolarWinds THWACK user community

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Survey: Skill gaps are top pandemic challenge for 1 in 5 small businesses

Dive Brief:

  • One in five small business leaders and one in three midsize business leaders surveyed in June by small-business software review service GetApp cited a lack of employee skills as their biggest challenge in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Business shifts caused by the pandemic changed required skill sets for 84% of the businesses in the survey, GetApp said in a statement. This has apparently led to increased emphasis on training: 61% of respondents said they would increase their training budgets in response to the pandemic.
  • The biggest skill need, cited by more than one-third of respondents, is network management. Thirty percent said web and app development was their top skill need, while 29% said it was social media marketing. The company surveyed 577 leaders of North America-based businesses with between two and 500 employees.

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Skill development top priority in current job scenario: Survey

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New Delhi: Skill development has taken the lead over academic qualifications in the current employment scenario, according to a recent survey.

The survey conducted by Vasitum, a recruitment start-up, and Talerang, an employability and training organisation, showed that many companies now look for individuals who do not just have a bag full of academic qualifications, but rather skills and experience that they bring with them making them work-ready.

It showed that there is a consensus among all about the importance of skill development for jobs. Skill development is no longer a matter of choice. It is inevitable to adapt, survive and succeed.

The survey saw maximum participation from millennials, who are currently employed and received feedback from more than 1,000 people.

About 45.5 per cent of the respondents are graduates and 31.8 per cent are employed full-time with various companies, but not necessarily having years of experience. About 14.9 per

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