The pandemic managed to cause a massive wreck on the business landscape in the past year. With businesses in several countries still not having returned to operating on their 100% capacity, it goes without saying that the impact of the deadly COVID-19 continues to linger. While tech-first companies succeeded in getting an edge during the widespread lockdowns, shutdowns, and slowdowns, the ones that weren’t tech-focused couldn’t survive.
Having learned a big lesson from the challenge that the pandemic made them face, organizations have rigorously started working on reskilling and upskilling their workforces to immunize themselves and become stronger like never before. The outbreak has set a drastic momentum for them to leverage the cutting-edge technologies to ensure continuity and survive disruption.
The responses to COVID-19 among companies have accelerated the adoption of digital technologies. This acceleration has compelled them to amplify the share of digitally enabled products in their portfolios. This unprecedented event shed light on how to position ourselves toward the future and forced us to reimagine our power and potential.
As digital transformations are more about talent and less about technology, let’s jump right on to understand tech talent in the modern world better.
Tech Talent Continues To Be One Of The Hottest Commodities In 2021
Undeniably, the pandemic has widened the demand and supply gap in tech talent. As a result, there is an increase in the demand for tech talent to help companies thrive in the digital world. A McKinsey Global Survey highlighted that 87% of executives said they were experiencing skill gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years. Another such survey revealed the future workforce needs, nearly nine in ten executives and managers say their organizations either face skill gaps already or expect gaps to develop within the next five years.
Lack of skills can threaten digital transformation. Professionals become technically trained when a growth mindset is exposed to the right opportunities to reskill and upskill. Such a workforce can contribute to the technology-driven innovations otherwise known as technovation.
This is why professionals across various domains have started getting adapted to the dynamic technology environment, and organizations are gearing up to bridge the gap between the tech talent gap and the expected roles. 2021 is a year full of transitions. The skills gap is getting identified, and the companies are making swift decisions to address and fix them.
The goal is to become digitally conversant and to make every employee well-versed in technology. The tech talent gap lies around cloud computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, data science, data analytics, IT architecture, and cybersecurity, to quote a few.
As per a LinkedIn Business’ report, tech positions have snatched a place in the list of most in-demand jobs .“Cloud Engineer jumped 12 spots in our rankings of the most in-demand roles, making it the job with the seventh-most job posts on LinkedIn in November. One of the reasons could be the proliferation of remote work culture to embrace the new workplace realities.
Cloud services are business-critical to the professionals working remotely. However, it isn’t just about cloud computing professionals. In fact, technical roles, designers, and developers have seen a huge spike in demand in the last few months. While other businesses have struggled, technology companies have done well during the pandemic.
To sum up, advances in AI, automation, cloud computing force employers to equip workers with the desired technical skills. In 2021, tech companies across the globe would consider these crucial opportunities to get over the scars of the pandemic and to position themselves in the next normal boldly.
The focus would be on amplifying digital transformation efforts and investments and reskilling and upskilling the workforce to improve transparency, agility, and resiliency.
Zymr’s Response To COVID-19 – Moving Towards To A Positive & Promising Future
Despite the hardships that we struggled with, our culture is stronger than ever. Zymr continued to operate smoothly with zero latency while working remotely. From no layoffs to doubling our hiring efforts during the pandemic, we ensured to successfully wrap up all our projects within the given time frame. And, we did!
Our entire Zymr team has been pouring their efforts round the clock to help our clients achieve their goals. Zymr feels proud in sharing with you that we’ve completed every project with a 100% satisfaction rate. We succeeded in fostering trust, transparency and collaboration among our stakeholders and we intend to walk on the same path to achieve new milestones in 2021.