Maria Balbas, President of elev8, Reveals the Solution to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Skills Gap  

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Elev8’s president, Maria Balbas, has been featured in HR News where she reiterates the vital role of digital skilling in both the successful execution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategies and as a key driver of growth in the modern world’s most competitive arena – technology.  

The New Digital World Demands New Skills 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is restructuring industries and the very nature of work itself. As adoption and investment in AI intensify worldwide, organizations must recognize that the key to enhancing their AI capabilities and remaining competitive in an ever-evolving labor landscape lies in upskilling and reskilling their workforce.  

Research reveals that 63% of businesses lack talent with the necessary knowledge base to confidently manage AI technology. With current demand for skilled professionals far outweighing supply, it makes sense to invest in training programs that arm the workforce with the most up-to-date market-relevant information and the skillsets to push performance, productivity, and profitability as soon as possible.  

Maria identifies internal skill assessments as the first step in adopting an AI training strategy:  

“AI has enormous potential for enhancing business performance across all sectors, but it can be difficult for business leaders and HR teams to know where to begin using them. Businesses should engage with their teams to identify where digital tools can improve operations and client services, and then audit which skills are missing from their workforce to implement these tools. 

Once these skills gaps have been identified, businesses will have a clear picture of where they need to upskill their people, and they should put this knowledge to work,” 

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