A SURVEY OF HUMAN RESOURCES COMPETENCIES IN DIGITAL SKILLS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2022
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:The digitalisation of the economy and society at the beginning of the 21st century has significantly changed the demands on skilled workers by employers. The development of information and communication technologies affects the whole society and the requirements for employees in the field of digital skills should be in line with the requirements for the preparation and education of university students as future employees. In the current digitalisation of economics and society, universities face great challenges to prepare graduates for practical practice. Comprehensive knowledge requires soft skills as well as hard skills that increase employee productivity and efficiency and consequently improve employee satisfaction. University graduates must be prepared to work with new technologies and systems, they must adapt flexibly to new qualification requirements. The paper is based on the results of the Global Digital Skills Rankings (DSGI index) as a basis for digital skills requirements in practice. The paper conducts a survey to identify students' digital skills. The aim of the survey was to find out which of the selected hard skills of students need to be improved. The requirements of companies are dominated by skills focused on foreign languages, knowledge in the field of information and communication technologies, such as data analysis, Microsoft programs, creation of multimedia websites. In order for university graduates to find employment, they must be equipped with digital skills at the level required by the internship. Through the survey, the authors of the article identified the perspective of further education of university students according to the requirements of practice. The aim of the article is to present hard skills and soft skills in students and to identify students' readiness in the field of digital skills for the requirements of employers.
Keywords: Digital skills, university students, survey.