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Ready, set, upskill: Fast track growth with digital skills

This report provides fresh insights into the current and future impact of key disruptions on skill sets and talent shortages across Australia's occupational landscape.

Workforce strategies to accelerate recovery


  • What are the in-demand skills that companies will pay a premium for?
  • How to mitigate talent shortages in a tight market?
  • What makes talented people leave good jobs – and what makes them stay put?
  • How can organisations future-proof their workforce?
Upskilling will play a crucial role in closing the skills gap. Employers spent on average just over $786,000 in the 2020-21 financial year, equivalent to $1,833 per employee.

Are you ready for the next set of workforce challenges?

  • 1 in 5Today, roughly one in five companies (21%) say their employees’ digital skills are outdated.
  • 77%77% of managers say their organisations could do more to upskill staff.
  • 1 in 42.6 Million workers require digital skills to perform their role in Australia. This is equivalent to one in every four (24%) workers in select occupations in Australia.

Over half of employers surveyed (58%) found it challenging to attract new staff, identifying border closures as the most common barrier (27%).

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