A shortage of employees with good data skills. A shortage of employees with good data skills. (Source: Shutterstock)

Many workplaces are having a hard time becoming data-driven organizations because many of their employees lack data-literacy skills and in some cases even actively avoid using data, according to new research from Accenture. That shortage of data skills afflicts the credit union industry, too, one human resources expert told CU Times.

The survey of 9,000 full-time employees in the United States, U.K., Germany, France, Singapore, Sweden, Japan, Australia and India found just 25% believe they’re fully prepared to use data effectively, and only 21% were confident in their ability to read, understand, question and work with data. Just 37% said they trusted their decisions more when they based those decisions on data, and about half (48%) said they went with their guts rather than with data when making decisions.

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