The pandemic required many parts of the in-person world to move online. That transition increased the demand for workers with tech skills, with many companies struggling to find enough staff to fill open roles. Most efforts have focused on how to recruit new staff or quickly get new recruits into tech bootcamps to meet demand. But what if we included existing staff who don’t currently work in tech in the strategic planning for digital transformation? Can more jobs become tech jobs? Can those roles be filled by upskilling existing staff? What organizational changes are needed to support this evolution?
This talk will offer strategies for building your tech workforce from existing staff while developing the vision for digital transformation. We will discuss the resources needed to upskills staff, methods to inspire employee engagement, and the potential benefits and risks for the organization.
Digital design and development team leader. Data nerd. Extrovert.