Business Tuesday: Skills and Recruitment in the Digital Age

In an age where a phone has upgraded from a luxury item to a must-have daily gadget, technology has helped perpetuate its value to the social challenges of humanity as well as the technical ones. We can use the digital frontier to create new jobs, invent new skillsets and functionalize different communities for a compensated common cause. That is the premise the people of this particular Business Tuesday had tackled that day.

Welcoming onto the ICK premises guests Arion Rizaj from HumanPower, Visar Jasiqi from RIT Kosovo, Arta Shehu Zaimi from Akademia JCoders and Dillon Berjani from Datao, they had discussed and shared their experienced opinions on the Business Tuesday topic about ICT skills and their applications to a professional capacity on Facebook Live available to watch here.

The live discussion turned to Visar Jasiqi who gave a raw and earnest testimonial on how the education system impacts the goals and skillsets that can be applicable for both the good of the country and the individual that affects the field in a globally impactful way.

“Transferring skills in the work skills is a work in progress here,” testifies Visar, “so our priority as an institution should be asking the right questions to get to the right purpose and lastly, to the right solution. After the war, we have craved intellectual autonomy and recognition from other countries so we have improved our resources over the years to acquire thinkers. In this specific industry, ICT transferable or soft skills are crucial to prepare a candidate of such a capacity to think critically, implore teamwork, solve problems, research shrewdly, generate impactful thought and hone the ability to express it and all in multiple disciplines. Arion Rizaj agreed and followed with “That is precisely why ICT work and communication post-pandemic times is very important to avoid roadblocks when social distancing becomes a temporary requirement and concentrate the longevity of a business to the development of their technological efforts”.

Veering off to another perspective tackling the younger demographic of potential youth to be invested for transferrable skills, Arta Shehu Zaimi herself relays that “I work with children of about 8 years and up and while I feel I cannot fully evaluate the quality of their skills since they’re still at an age where they are discovering their own abilities, I notice that the logical questions they get asked can slowly turn into concrete useable concepts to help them achieve constructive critique, originality, locating origins of ideas and not using generic blank bases for solutions.”

“There is a lacking of educational resources and exposure when taken on a global scale of systems, but the saturation or pushing too hard as well as parents well-meaningly try to do can block that critical thinking or the feeling of free will. And when those are taken out of the context of a child’s perceptual thinking, they are unable to criticize the system to then implement positive changes. The influence of the digital age can perhaps perpetuate and even broaden the selection opportunities of methodologies to apply these concepts of education and give an affirmative push to a future with skillful and achieved youths” is the backed opinion of Dillon Bejrani regarding the educational sector within the transferrable skills topic.

The contemporary relevance, long-term value and benefits of building up communities ample with transferrable skills is a notable point for Kosovo to strengthen to able to achieve the globally relevant status conceptualized by the speakers. The best way to achieve that is by enriching the educational and ICT oriented institutions to target multiple social communities and implement flexible fascinating subjects as topics in training activities and other event-based ways to spread soft skills information.

It isn’t easy, but neither was building the first computer. Now we have supercomputers in the comfort of our pockets. A feat only achieved from hard work and appreciated skills gained by collective effort.