‘Digital divide’ in Ireland has ‘real impact’ on employment, says Digital Finance Institute
Digital Finance Ireland’s Executive Director, Richard Smith, has highlighted the challenges of Ireland’s digital divide and the potential for a new digital economy in the country.
He says digital divide is real and it is affecting employment, particularly among the younger generation.
“The problem of digital divide in Ireland is that it is not something that we as a country are prepared to accept,” he said.
“It is not about a lack of capability or the inability of some of the organisations to adapt, but the fact that the workforce is not prepared to adapt.”
Mr Smith said there is a need for organisations to recognise the importance of digital transformation.
“We have to understand the potential of the workforce, and recognise that this is not going to be a new job for a generation,” he added.
It is not just the young people, it’s also those older people who are looking to find jobs.””
There is a real impact on employment.
It is not just the young people, it’s also those older people who are looking to find jobs.”
Online and offline digital divide’Online and online digital divideIn the past few years, a growing number of businesses have been forced to switch their digital business to online platforms to meet increasing demand.
Online and off-line digital divideThe rise of online and offline divisions in Ireland are not unique to Ireland.
Companies such as the National Insurance Corporation and the Irish Water utility have also started to focus on digital transformation, particularly in areas such as human resources and business processes.
However, Mr Smith said the digital divide has become increasingly significant in the digital space and there are many examples of digital businesses who have had to shift their digital strategies in response to this shift.
Online companies like the National Centre for Digital Economics and Innovation, for example, have moved to build a more digital presence, while the Irish Department of Jobs and Skills has launched a new online business model.
“Online businesses have become the fastest growing business sector in the economy, so it is very interesting to see how they are responding to the digital transformation,” he explained.
Online jobs are increasingly a ‘must’For businesses like the NCEI and the IRDC, online job creation is a must if they are to survive. “
Digital transformation is an area that has been neglected and a lack in the knowledge of digital people.”
Online jobs are increasingly a ‘must’For businesses like the NCEI and the IRDC, online job creation is a must if they are to survive.
The two organisations have started to use the data analytics tools that help companies find, interview and hire their digital talent.
“Our focus is on the creation of digital jobs in Ireland,” Mr Smith told The Irish News.
Online hiring is a ‘new frontier’The digital economy is increasingly becoming a “new frontier” for companies in the world of digital, and the two organisations are working hard to develop an online recruiting strategy to meet this demand.”
When we look at what’s happening in Ireland, we know that it’s important to create digital jobs because if you are not creating digital jobs, there is no digital economy.”
Online hiring is a ‘new frontier’The digital economy is increasingly becoming a “new frontier” for companies in the world of digital, and the two organisations are working hard to develop an online recruiting strategy to meet this demand.
The two organisations recently launched an online recruitment portal, which allows companies to submit job applications online and is also available to job seekers.
“We are looking for talent for our digital workforce,” Mr O’Connor added.
Mr O’Brien said there are two major challenges that the new digital job generation faces in Ireland.
“First, we have a shortage of talent in our digital economy and that means there is not enough people in the market for the digital jobs that are being created.”
Second, the digital skills gap in Ireland continues to grow, with young people being put off digital career paths by the traditional education system and by the lack of job prospects for those who have completed the skills and experience needed for the future.
“For many of us, it was a very tough decision to have a degree or go into the digital world and I think the digital gap is a huge challenge,” Mr Martin said.
“When you look at the job market as a whole, we need to have the best digital workforce, but we also need to recruit the best talent for the jobs that we do need to create an economy that is more resilient.”
Online digital divide at a glanceOnline and on-demand digital divideOnline companies are taking advantage of the digital technology available to them.
This means that they are being able to hire the right digital talent to build the digital workforce.
Online jobs in the Ireland economy are becoming increasingly a necessityOnline companies have started the digital job creation process to build their digital workforce as they try to build an online workforce.
The NCEY and IRD are the two leading digital recruitment organisations in Ireland and both are also building an online digital workforce and are actively recruiting.
The digital workforce needs to be created, and in Ireland that means recruiting the best