The Danish digital job market is facing a significant challenge at the moment. On one hand, we are one of the leading European countries when it comes to digital transformation of businesses (source). On the other hand, the digital transformation has caused a huge demand on experienced candidates with the right digital competences, which has made the recruitment of these candidates extremely challenging.
At DigitalCareer, we are more than pleased with the development of Danish businesses, when it comes to digital transformation. According to a report from the European Commission, we are one of the leading European countries when it comes to digital transformation. This is especially evident among Danish businesses, where the transformation is explosive. In fact, a majority of Danish companies, large and small, are expecting to invest in future technologies and digital solutions and has placed these investments on the top of their agenda. We acknowledged and find these long term solutions reasonable and necessary.
However, the explosive development of digital transformation leaves a huge gap in the Danish job market, in which businesses are in huge demand for candidates with the right digital competences. The majority Danish businesses find it challenging to recruit the right competences or get access to competences with understanding for the digital/technical development, and more so, they find the need for an education reform, with focus on digital competences and leadership, necessary.
Nonetheless, at DigitalCareer, as we acknowledge the necessity for long-term solution, we believe there’s an urgent need to face the challenge by implementing short-term solutions. Here is our advice on what companies, as of now, can do to face the gap in the Danish job market:
The abovementioned advice, is what we on a daily basis recommend our clients to have in mind, when recruiting new digital candidates, and we experience that the majority are pleased with the outcome.
If you think something has been overlooked or want to share any interesting thoughts regarding the Danish digital transformation, you are more than welcome to share it with us.