Online Learning Resources for Digital Tech Talent.

Advances in technology move rapidly and even the most experienced and qualified digital tech talent can sometimes find themselves short in the understanding of something new. The fastest way to get up to speed on new developments can be to find the answer online or consider an online learning course.  


To discover new tech skills the simplest solution may be to conduct an online search on YouTube where technology questions are answered by a knowledgeable contributor. Although this can be a quick and easy solution it’s fraught with issues related to accuracy, credibility and recency. Real professional digital tech talents usually seek out learning opportunities on trusted online resources which may include some of the following:


  • Codeacademy 
  • Coursera 
  • EdX 
  • Harvard Online Learning 
  • MIT OpenCourseWare
  • Udemy 

The variety of online courses offered is huge but some like Codeacedmy and Coursera focus on learning specific programming languages. The offerings from EdX, Harvard and MIT are generally more structured longer-term learning resources. Most suppliers of these online learning resources provide free to use options but if talents are looking for additional tutorial assistance fees may apply. Whilst most will offer some kind of certification there could be a fee to actually obtain this on completion. For more formal university recognised degrees Harvard, MIT and EdX may be the best options. 


The format of all online learning courses that lead to certification will usually consist of a combination of video classes, interactive learning exercises, tutorial videos, online textbooks and interactive student forums. Some of these learning platforms provide shorter courses for talent that perhaps is only interested in boosting their current tech skill set or want to try something new. In addition to the established online learning resources commercial organisations like Microsoft and Google make available online learning resources related specifically to their product offerings. Most are free but some approved learning providers may offer more comprehensive courses on a paid basis. 


Any digital tech talent that is looking for a career move where additional tech skills are required may find the online learning option a great way to boost their skill set making them more desirable in the recruitment market. For existing digital tech talent human resources can use talent management software and hiring tools to record existing skills, experience and qualifications as well as identify gaps in knowledge. Many tech companies are now offering paid time off for talent to boost their tech skills mostly through online learning resources.      


One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to deliver more efficient recruitment without bias is Hire Digital. A start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment and talent management process. Their ATS software platforms give digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 


Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.