Digitalisation gaining ground on the labour market

2019 Blog, Other

Digital transformation doesn’t spare any areas of the economy, which is why the competence of digital knowledge and tool usage is a necessity regardless of job, geographic location, or any other criteria all around the world.

The rapid development of IT fundamentally changes the entirety of society. In this ever-changing world, only those that can understand changes and what cause them can feel at home. And only if they can adapt to said changes. Digitalisation isn’t a question of choice anymore: enterprises that don’t understand this lose their domestic and foreign competitiveness, while employees lose their chances on the labour market. We can see the development in our everyday lives as well, looking at breakthroughs like the Internet, the smartphone, tablets, or smartwatches. Even in our lives, sharing the things and experiences we consider important with our friends and important ones via some social media site became a necessity. With the advancement of the Internet, job hunting habits also experienced a change. A while ago, people were mainly looking for new jobs using traditional tools. These were advertisements in newspapers, ad boards, or personal meetings. Nowadays, this completely transformed – as most activities, including job hunting, are conducted on the Internet already.

Corporations have a specific job that requires the employee to represent the company on social platforms with products, services or job recruitment offers. Therefore, digital competences have a stronger role in employment and labour market adaptability.

The lack of digital competences causes being excluded from the labour market, or a lower wage job. And this disadvantage has a circular causality relationship with multiple factors influencing general life quality. Such are the health of the person in question. Worse labour market groups consider their health and wellbeing worse off than those in higher groups. As such, developing digital competences is a general to-do, and an intentional task requiring awareness not only as a private individual, but from the perspective of the employers, and a caring state as well. Developing digital competences is just as important in the XXI. Century, and it’s labour market as basic competences (like reading and writing, and generic mathematical competences). The results may also show as advantages not only on the labour market, but other areas of life as well.