Digital natives aren’t as tech-savvy as they may think they are — at least, not according to their employers. American millennials (those between the ages of 16 and 34) may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn’t translated to technology competence.
A gap is emerging between what skills employers are looking for–including basic skills such as finding and analyzing information, communicating with others, and performing practical tasks (such as sorting, searching for and e-mailing data form a spreadsheet)–and what skills so-called “digital natives” have when they enter the workplace. There are concerns that this could limit the earning power of the millennial generation. The full report is also available.