The future of the digital economy
At Prosperity, we often help clients who are experiencing a gap in their digital talent. We also hear concerns from both clients and candidates about the housing shortage in Dublin where the tech and digital economy is centred. In fact, we ran a survey of candidates and the results showed a clear dissatisfaction with accommodation in Dublin, as well as an openness to working in rural parts of Ireland. (Find out more in our digital economy report.)
For this reason, we believe the digital economy will begin to spread to more rural areas with businesses setting up outside of Dublin and offering more remote roles. Training and recruitment will become even more of a priority for businesses in the coming year. Though, we expect the Government’s National Digital Strategy, which is due to be released soon, will provide some digital training solutions too.
It is difficult to say precisely what impact Brexit will have on Ireland’s digital economy, but it could create many opportunities. The top international tech companies do most of their business in English and Ireland will be the only English-speaking country in the EU; this should encourage growth.