Technical skills that are in the greatest demand today are analytics, user experience, automation, IT architecture and artificial intelligence, revealed new research from Infosys on Thursday. Infosys looked at two perspectives on the barriers that prevent sufficient demand-supply match of talent — tangible and intangible barriers to talent transformation.
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Among the tangible barriers, lack of budget is the biggest barrier to repurposing efforts, followed by organisational issues, lack of management awareness or support, and inadequate talent management plans.
Among the intangible barriers, learnability received short shrift in the research, and it limits the tremendous potential of reskilling as a competitive advantage for companies that embrace learnability. Undervaluing learnability limits the potential of other talent initiatives.