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Digital Skills as Human Capital

Employers need to think about digital skills as a type of human capital that they have to invest in to maintain. This also means that digital skills capital has to be developed in the first place, just like other types of capital. Employers can’t expect to ‘buy’ digital skills capital off-the-shelf. If a business was purchasing a new building or a new IT system from a contractor, they would still be involved at the design phase and have a refit or implementation plan. How can we expect human capital (employees) to have plug-and-play digital skills that employers can secure in bulk on the open market? Gen Z workers are not tech-savvy in the workplace – and it’s a growing problem – WorkLife

By Lucas J

Lucas is a student researcher and professional analyst who is interested in the organizational culture of modern and historical civil bureaucracies.

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