New research by Skills for Care into digital capabilities in the social care workforce in England also shows that whilst 90% of staff have confidence in their own online skills, 52% of managers feel staff do not have sufficient basic online skills.
The research also shows:
The research also suggested digital technologies are most commonly found in generic organisational activities - people management, staff training, external marketing and communication, and internal communications.
Managers and most staff see the benefits of digital technology in improving efficiency, improving the quality of care services and offering benefits to the people they support. (See this Prezi slideshow for a summary of the findings ...)
Future uses of digital technologies
Participants expected imminent developments including:
Barriers to adopting digital technology
The most significant determinants for whether organisations were embracing digital technologies appeared to be:
Download the infographic which gives an illustrated overview of interesting facts and figures around digital capabilities amongst social care staff.
Read the interactive bulletin to find out more about the research.
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