The State of Data Literacy 2023, by DataCamp

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The State of Data Literacy 2023, by DataCamp
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In 2023, 87% of leaders recognize data literacy as the most important skill behind basic computer skills. However, only a third of organizations are offering data upskilling.

For most teams, bridging the data literacy skills gap is a universal challenge across modern businesses. Just as workforces adopted computers in the 1980s, and the internet in the 2000s, now organizations must embrace data skills to stay competitive, drive innovation, and attract top talent.

To help close this gap, DataCamp invested months into compelling The State of Data Literacy 2023 report, an expert-led and free-to-download guide to navigating the current data skills revolution, including a foreword from CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Cornelissen.

DataCamp independently surveyed over 550 business leaders across the UK and US to shed light on the most pressing data skills gaps facing modern organizations. In doing so, they uncovered key insights into the strategies data-first organizations are using to upskill their workforces. 

From companies taking their first steps into data literacy to data mature organizations, the report takes multiple leadership perspectives and dives into the business and individual benefits of data upskilling.

A key highlight revealed that leaders who engaged in data upskilling programs experienced more than 70% improvement in quality and speed of decision-making, innovation, customer experience, and employee retention across the board.

Whilst three of the top five fastest-growing skills in the past five years were data skills; business intelligence (41%), data science (37%), and data literacy 30%). In addition, 77% of leaders agreed they would pay a salary premium to candidates with data literacy skills

Download the report now to discover key insights that you can start applying in your organization today.

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The State of Data Literacy 2023, by DataCamp was first posted on February 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm.
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