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Salesforce insights show 83% of Aussies digitally unequipped
Salesforce has released its Global Digital Skills index, revealing that 83% of Australians do not feel prepared to learn the digital skills modern businesses require.
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Digital Transformation
Why Australia must fill the technology skills gap to remain competitive
As more organisations accelerate digital transformation, the technology skills gap continues to widen — impacting Australia’s ability to compete globally.
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How to make a difference to Australia's digital skill shortage
Australia's reduction in migration has created a shortage of skills in the economy, and the impact has been particularly severe on the technology industry.
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Remote Working
NZ’s digital skills shortage reaches crisis point: How to attract and retain talent during tough times
The relationship between employers and employees has become more nuanced and driven by a desire for a healthy lifestyle beyond work.
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Connecting Up
Not-for-profits struggling with digital skills shortage
"It's vital for our sector to understand where the opportunities are to improve, so we can ensure no one is left behind."
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Gender divide still exists within tech sector - ISACA report
Men and women in the global tech sector agree that women are under-represented, but they don’t always agree on why that is the case.
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Web Development
Northland to get new school specialising in tech skills
The Private Training Establishment will be the first of its kind in the area and seeks to address the skills shortage in the tech sector - both in the region and on a national scale.
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True diversity and inclusion can solve Australia’s tech talent shortage - Halcyon Knights
“Whether through quotas or other means, improving gender diversity alone is not enough."
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Why education is the primary solution to Australia’s IT skills shortage
Australia is at risk of falling behind in the global technology race unless companies can secure top IT talent.
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Digital Transformation
Why A/NZ organisations are seeing a decline in digital transformation - IDC
“Companies are seeing shortages in digital talent but aren’t proactive enough in attracting and retaining that talent.”
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Google's new Melbourne office a major boost for Victorian tech sector
Melbourne is now home to Google’s first Victorian office after officially opening its doors last week.
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Work in cybersecurity? 59% of organisations have unfilled security positions
If you’re not qualified in cybersecurity then research suggests that you should be as it’s certainly a ‘buyers’ market’ with a yawning skills gap.
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Government to introduce 457 visa replacement program to lure tech talent
The new scheme will be aimed at both businesses with over $4 million annual turnover as well as technology-based and STEM-related start-ups.
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How IT grads are shining brightly in Summer of Tech's world
Interview: Summer of Tech is shaping ICT grad roles in NZ. "Some students say they learn more in one day than they do in an entire semester of study."
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Auckland ICT Graduate School
Auckland ICT Grad School shines light on Kiwi tech skills
Interview: Gill Dobbie speaks about the Auckland ICT Grad School and how it's a platform for firms to find the ‘right-fit’ talented IT grads.
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New Zealand Schools
Kiwis don't have to face growing tech skills shortage alone
"As long as we maintain a focus on the children and the pedagogy , we have an opportunity to not only do well, but to lead the world."
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Demand running high for ICT professionals
Demand for ICT professionals is running high, with strong demand 'the new normal' for 2015 according to Peoplebank Australia.