This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on the most sought-after skill sets by industrial (manufacturing, energy, mining, etc.) organizations as they fight a growing skills gap. Industrial workers skew older, and as these employees retire, a new generation will need to take their place. Digitally transformation as an industrial organization can mean an entire shift in products/services or as a business — possessing the talent to support this shift will be one of the most important factors determining success or failure.
This IDC Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's May 2019 Industrial Talent Management Study, which surveyed almost 500 organizations worldwide, spanning 15 countries, across 4 industries, all of whom are currently focused on talent management. This includes companies from segments such manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and mining.