Aquarter of business managers believe they do not have the necessary skills andexperience to work in the dotcom sector, according to a report by AshridgeCollege released this week.E-researchfound that 60 per cent of the 500 Ashridge alumni who responded to the surveybelieve employers are not properly prepared for the Internet. Only 17 per centof business managers have adequate leadership skills.Recruitmentand retention of talented staff is also a key consideration the respondentsfeel companies have to address to be successful. Half of the respondentsclaimed that working for a dotcom is too risky.Reportauthor Helen Wildsmith said, “After the tech-stock bubble burst lastApril, several commentators decided the Internet was merely a fad that has hadits day. But only 1 per cent of the managers believe the Internet is notimportant to the organisation they work for.”Thereport also reveals that e-learning is under-used, with only 25 per cent ofrespondents claiming they have used the Internet to learn new skills, although85 per cent of those feel it is effective.Morethan 75 per cent of the respondents occupy senior positions in theirorganisations. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Employers not ready for Net, managers sayOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.