An expert has warned job seekers that their employment prospects could be adversely affected by a lack of computing know-how and claimed such skills are becoming increasingly important to employers.

Georgina Read of south-western HR firm Reabur explained that those who demonstrate a willingness to acquire IT knowledge could be more likely to obtain work than those who limit themselves.

“Many employers expect basic IT skills these days and there are numerous courses available for people to learn and develop,” she said. “Employers are indeed looking for people who are not fazed by modern technology.”

However, Ms Read added that IT is constantly evolving and it is crucial to ensure that there is demand among organisations for particular skill sets, while good communication skills can also lend an advantage.

HR professionals keen to utilise technology efficiently to deliver savings should consider attending the Leveraging HR Technology Forum, which will take place on January 18th 2011 at London’s Canary Wharf.

Posted by Hayley Edwards