India leads in digital skills readiness for future of work
According to a global study by Salesforce, India bags the No. 1 rank in digital skills readiness. India topped with a score of 66 out of 100, followed by Brazil at 53, Thailand at 48, and Mexico at 47 in the Salesforce Global Index. The average global readiness score was 33 out of 100.
As per the reports, India leads on digital skills readiness and to acquire the key digital skills needed by businesses today and over the next five-year index among 19 countries. Nearly 66 percent of respondents in India also said they feel very equipped with resources to learn digital skills.
In India, 72 percent of respondents say they are very actively learning digital skills now to prepare themselves for the future of work, according to the index prepared by leading software company Salesforce.
The Index is based on a survey of over 23,500 workers in 19 countries, with an average global readiness score of 33 out of 100.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India said, “India is rapidly developing to become a global powerhouse for talent with the potential to lead this global transition to an all-new digital economy.”
“Online platforms became available as the digital transformation took root across the world, and the need for more and more skilled people became evident. The pandemic has enabled us to tap into talent that would have been difficult to access. Collaborative tools are absolutely required, especially to tap into talent in the hinterlands of India,” Bhattacharya said.
Globally (51 percent) of respondents and in India (54 percent) of respondents want to learn new skills to help them grow their current careers.
The Index also said that globally, younger respondents have greater confidence and ambition to learn new skills — over one-third of Gen Z are ‘very actively‘ learning and training for skills needed over the next five years.
However, in India, Baby Boomers are leading the way with 83 percent of respondents very ‘actively’ learning and training for skills needed now. The pandemic has accelerated digital skilling efforts as professionals are working remotely in a hybrid work environment.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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