Enhancing Talent for the Technology-Driven Era

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Enhancing Talent for the Technology-Driven Era

From blockchain to AI, the tech-driven change has caused an immense shift in the workforce balance between machines and people. In this digital-centric economy, it becomes essential for workplaces to become more tech-savvy to stay relevant. While there are arguments that believe technology creates more jobs than it destroys, it cannot be denied that these jobs require special training. The Indian IT field in particular faces pivotal pressure on a global scale in the developing technology terrain from New Age Technologies, Automation and Protectionism.

The impact is mostly felt at the fresher level of hiring where the employability of graduates is becoming a growing concern. The skills that are relevant and trending are often not part of the syllabus and therefore lead to a large supply gap in the market. Whereas those who are at the mid-level of their employment face two threats: one, their job being taken over by technology, and two, their skills being outdated. In such cases, rapid retraining is required to retain efficiency and induce cost-effectiveness to the company as well as for the advancement of the employee.

If you look at the six main components of the current digital economy: Social Media, Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Cyber security, IoT, you can see the steady growth in each sector. On a global scale, the share of digital technology spend will increase from 10% in 2014 to 60% by 2025.

Let’s take a look at some of the jobs that came into existence with technology and the skills required for it.

  1. Medical Coding

Skills needed: knowledge of CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II classification systems, interpret symbols, coding conventions.

  1. Data Scientist

Skills needed: Programming Skills, Machine Learning, Data Visualization & Communication, Python, Data Analysis, SQL, Statistics.

  1. Information Security Analyst

Skills needed: Create, Modify, and Update Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS),

Create, Modify, and Update Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Tools, Firewall and Data Encryption Programs.

  1. UX/UI Designer

Skills needed: Coding, Analytics, Interaction Design, User Testing, CSS, JavaScript, Python.

  1. Database Developer

Skills needed: Programming, Patch Management, Information Security, Project Coordination, UNIX/LINUX, Document Control, Capacity and Scalability Planning

Optimizing and Performance Tuning, Testing.

Jobs that are not IT based also require a basic understanding of the different features in the digital landscape like data science, SEO, SEM and their impact etc. With the right training, it is possible to unlock the potential of the future in the present.

The fresher talent supply chain is in need of a change especially considering the fast-paced technological advancements, and the need for a ready to work staff.  While recruitment models are slowly changing from the traditional ‘hire-train-deploy’ model to a ‘train-hire-deploy’ model, the change is not fast enough to keep up with the talent demand. The ‘train-hire-deploy’ model is tailor-made for our times and will not only benefit the employee who will not be out of their depth, but also the employer who will not have to waste time on training the employee. The need for adapting such a model is only increasing as time passes and technology advances.

The need for reskilling is slowly growing into a crisis which is where Manipal ProLearn steps in. Offering the courses required to equip you for this digital era, Manipal ProLearn has a diverse selection for each field from Data Science to Management.

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