Despite growing up with computers in their homes and smartphones in their hands, few young professionals feel they are prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), according to a recent study by Deloitte.
The modern workplace is characterised by the marriage of physical and digital technologies, such as analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey says.
Tumi Seakatso, the talent strategies leader for Deloitte’s Human Capital Southern Africa practice, says millennials and Generation Z feel they are not being prepared for Industry 4.0. “In their view, businesses are not responsive to their developmental needs,” Seakatso says.
“Just 36% of millennials and 42% of Generation Z respondents reported that their employers were helping them to understand and prepare for the changes associated with Industry 4.0.”
Millennials are people aged between 23 and 34, while Gen Z are those born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s.