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How will companies manage skills gaps?

More money? More training? More contractors? How are businesses going to cope with the tech skills crisis?

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CIO launches seafaring online network

Maritime CIO co-founds welfare platform for the world's seafarers.

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Could tech skills shortage actually be good for diversity and inclusion?

As the global war for tech talent heats up amid a changing work landscape and push for hybrid working, what impact will this have on how businesses recruit tech roles and will it increase diversity?

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Employers: workplace training must move with the times or risk losing staff

How immersive technologies can help to upskill and retain staff in the midst of a talent and recruitment crisis.

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Addressing ageism in tech will help to rectify the industry’s digital skills shortage

In this piece, Sam Schofield, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales at online learning provider Udacity, discusses why an age-diverse workforce is imperative for business success and how tech companies can strive to...

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Gartner: How CIOs can motivate the unmotivated

Motivation has been knocked and it’s been a struggle for CIOs and IT leaders to keep employees engaged in this changing environment.

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Middle East 2022: Growth on the horizon, but talent gap of concern

The Middle East is continuing to develop its digital transformation initiatives across government and industry, but challenges such as skills shortages and the need to grow quickly amid increasing demands.

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IT certifications grow in pay, reversing a three-year downward trend

IT certifications are still earning substantially less than non-certified tech skills on average - but the gap may be closing

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How innovative technology can revolutionise recruitment efforts

60% of businesses believe that their reliance on digital skills will increase over the next five years, yet participation in digital skills training has declined. Robert Symons, SVP of Sales EMEA of SmartRecruiters, discusses how...

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Pandemic-driven high paying tech skills and certifications that still have room to grow

The current volatile tech labor marketplace is harboring surprises in which IT skills employers are willing to pay extra cash for.

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End digital poverty and create a new global community

The Digital Poverty Alliance in the UK is filling a void of a decade of underfunding in education and tech in education, which will be the economic opportunity for many

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17 high-paying tech skills that will go higher

Despite more volatility than normal, pandemic conditions have benefitted market values for some skills more than others.

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Closing the charity sector's digital skills gap

Many charities have been constrained by a lack of digital skills and strategy. However, as with other industries, the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation within the non-profit sector. Has this helped, or potentially caused...

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News roundup: Big tech firms challenged on online misinformation, Intel’s expansion plans & Salesforce’s move to tackle the digital skills gap

A roundup of this week’s technology news, including a US government inquiry into disinformation on big tech platforms, $20 billion expansion plans unveiled by Intel, a new online educational scheme launched by US cloud giant...

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Can remote working help solve IT skills shortage and gender imbalance?

Closing skills gaps and improving gender diversity throughout the IT industry have both proved major challenges for many years, but does the cultural shift towards remote working caused by COVID-19 offer a golden opportunity to...

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I'm not a robot: How Covid-19 is accelerating the skills gap

While demand for robotics skills is booming education and training are coming under increasing pressure.

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Gamification shapes engineering digital skills

Industry 4.0 is bolting engineering and digital together, CIOs are exploring how to play the skills development contest.

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How EdTech companies have been supporting students throughout lockdown

During lockdown, edtech companies have been enabling millions of young people to continue with their studies.

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