digital skills

Three key charts from the ‘Digital Skills Gap in Government’ report

Digital transformation is a unique and idiosyncratic process, wholly dependant on the organisation in question.

However, that’s not to say there aren’t lessons we can learn by looking at case studies. Indeed, the UK Government has been a crucible of digital innovation for some years.

So, what better place to look for lessons on addressing the digital skills gap within your own business? 

Top 10 digital marketing stats of the week

Next time I bring you this weekly round-up, Black Friday will be nothing but a suppressed traumatic memory and most of you will have reduced your productivity levels by at least 75% in the run-up to Christmas.

But before we kick off the month of boozy work parties in which inappropriate things inevitably happen between colleagues, let’s give November one last bit of love with these brilliant digital marketing stats

60% of ANZ brands increased their digital marketing budgets for 2015: report

Digital marketing investment is on the rise in Australia and New Zealand, according to our new report titled ‘The State of Digital Marketing in Australia and New Zealand’ in partnership with Marketo.

The survey of nearly 500 client-side and agency marketers studied the extent to which brands in this region are increasing their marketing budgets across a range of digital channels and technologies.

Why companies should give digital marketers time off for training

No one can doubt the importance of enabling employees to develop themselves and learn new skills by attending relevant training sessions.

Not only does it improve productivity and encourage new ways of thinking, but it can have a positive impact on employee satisfaction as it aids career development.

However, in the day-to-day rush to get things done it’s easy to see training as a low priority.

Managers are under pressure to meet deadlines so feel they can’t afford to let staff take time out of the office for learning and development.

This is an understandable view point but one that is extremely short-sighted, as in the long term it will have a negative impact on productivity and staff retention.

So if you’re struggling to convince management of the need to allow staff time out of the office to attend training courses, here are a few arguments you can use to back up your case.