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UK Businesses Falling Short on Digital Skills Training

UK Businesses Falling Short on Digital Skills Training

UK small businesses are ‘not doing enough’ to boost employee digital competence, according to a report by Barclays. The survey of both employees and employers found that small firms are only spending an average of £109 annually per employee on digital skills training – leaving themselves at risk of falling behind foreign competitors. Over a third (34%) of the businesses surveyed admitted they found it difficult to implement the right training to digitally up-skill staff, and 45% said they felt their older employees were slower to pick up the required skillsets than younger recruits. The report highlighted  fears that UK small enterprises will be left behind in the ‘digital revolution’ with 40% of small businesses having revealed that they rely on graduates and younger employees for t... »