More than half of companies in Turkey are struggling to find staff with digital skills

The digital transformation, which has accelerated in the business world in the past two years, has also brought the need for employees with digital skills to the highest level. According to a new study, three out of five companies feel that a lack of qualified employees is negatively impacting their business. This situation slows down the digital transformation projects that the pandemic has accelerated.

Many companies that want to increase efficiency in business processes and improve their decision-making skills have started to benefit from technologies such as the internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation in recent years. The accelerating digital transformation in the business world has also increased the demand for human resources with 21st century skills. In the Talent Transformation Global Impact Report conducted in cooperation with Ipsos research company, it was determined that the lack of access to trained human resources is the biggest obstacle to digital transformation. In the report, 59% of the companies stated that not having enough qualified employees has a large or moderate impact on the business, it was noted that improving the skills of existing employees was seen as the fastest solution.

Spectrum Networks, one of Microsoft’s leading solution partners in the field of education, carried its training services to Turkey in order to provide solutions to companies that need 21st century competencies. Pournami Nair, Vice President of Sales and Collaborations at Spectrum Networks, shared his evaluations on the subject, “In this period of increasing need for employees with digital skills, companies are focusing on the development of their existing employees instead of new recruitment costs. As Spectrum Networks, we are moving our training activities to Turkey after our offices in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, India and Singapore.”

More than half of companies in Turkey have difficulty accessing digital talent

Emphasizing that the labor market is becoming more competitive day by day due to changing employee expectations, Pournami Nair said, “According to IDC (International Data Corporation), the need for personnel in the IT field is expected to reach 68 million by 2025. On the other hand, in a study by Microsoft, it is pointed out that more than half of the organizations in Turkey have difficulties in finding personnel with digital skills. In the report, where it is stated that it is difficult to reach personnel trained especially in the field of cyber security, it is stated that the need for competencies such as big data analytics and data science will increase. As Spectrum Networks, we aim to facilitate Turkey’s access to digital talents with certified trainers, as a leading award-winning Microsoft partner that can provide online and face-to-face courses in Turkish.

Training more than a thousand people in 6 months

Emphasizing that organizations are designing special training programs to equip their employees and IT teams with competencies in line with the needs of the 21st century, Pournami Nair, Vice President of Sales and Collaborations at Spectrum Networks, concluded his evaluations with the following words: “As Spectrum Networks, we organized Azure-focused trainings in six months. We trained more than a thousand people in Turkish on Microsoft competencies such as Modern Workplace, Business Applications, SCI Security, Compliance and Identity and Microsoft Azure Data / Artificial Intelligence, Applications and Infrastructure solutions. As Spectrum Networks, we offer Microsoft Turkish trainings that will accelerate the digital transformation processes of companies with our programs specially designed for needs. Participants can gain all Microsoft competencies in interactive training, including Modern Workplace, Business Application (Dynamic) and SCI (Security, Compliance and Identity), as well as Microsoft Azure covering Data and Artificial Intelligence, Applications and Infrastructure.”

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