As technology becomes more and more commonplace in everyday lives, nowhere does it have more changing impact than on the workforce and individual job requirements. Digital literacy — the power to use digital tools to solve problems, create innovative projects, and enhance communications — is fast becoming an important job skill at all levels of an organization.

Employers need digitally literate employees because modern jobs require digital producers, and computer use is only the beginning. Addressing that skill set gap, 57 percent of executives reinforced the value of soft digital skills in addition to the more common hard skills, and the need for the flexibility that digitally literate employees can offer.


Modern jobs require digital producers

“The ability to create digital content, consume it, act on it, communicate it, share it, find it — all that is tied to patient care,” said Neil Jasani, chief people officer at Christiana Care. “Those skills are emphasized more as one rises up the career ladder.”


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