Why Are Tech Employers Frustrated?

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According to a recent Adobe report, which surveyed 501 employees and 501 business owners to gauge employee competency in role-specific skills and examine employer support for skill development, there is a major disparity between employee satisfaction and employer opinion.

Many employers expressed frustration with their staff’s reluctance to learn new skills and dissatisfaction with digital performance.

What exactly are the roots of these concerns?

Employers’ top frustration is the lack of desire among employees to learn new skills and improve. In addition, some employers expressed irritation with older employees who struggle with or refuse to learn basic technology skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The study further uncovered that employers are often frustrated by their workforce’s apparent laziness and lack of initiative. Likewise, many feel exasperated by employees who fail to perform at their full potential and lack the motivation to enhance their skills and abilities.

To solve this issue, many employers opt for the use of digital monitoring tools. However, those might prove more damaging than useful as employee satisfaction rates plummet, as well as their desire to cooperate with management.

Perhaps by encouraging knowledge sharing and mentoring, businesses can cultivate a more inclusive and supportive environment that promotes learning and development throughout the working generations. Even those that are more reluctant to engage with modern technology.

The ultimate goal is to create a collaborative environment that transcends generational boundaries, propelling businesses toward a bright, innovative future. However, a growing disconnect between company needs and candidate skills presents challenges. Shockingly, over 25% of employees hesitate to request tech training, while 34% of employers don’t consider it their responsibility to provide it, according to Cyber News.