Posts tagged with 'skills'
5 Skills Tomorrow’s CFOs Will Need to SucceedRead the rest of this entry »
Besides all the accounting skills they learned in school, tomorrow’s CFO will need to have sharp business acumen.
As Workday finance writer Steve Dunne observes, “Once considered a numbers-only role, finance is now balancing traditional responsibilities with growing demand for data-driven analysis and insights, risk management and other key business functions.”
The shift from number cruncher to analyst and strategist is nowhere more clearly seen than in the percentage …
Wanted: Tech Pros with Open Source SkillsRead the rest of this entry »
Developers skilled in open-source cloud technologies get jobs faster and command higher salaries, according to a survey of tech professionals from IBM.
“Respondents associate open source technologies with higher wages, more job opportunities, and more professional opportunities,” says IBM in The Value of Open Source in the Cloud Era.
Based on a survey of some 3,400 developers and IT managers, IBM found broad agreement about the value of open …
Accountants Worry If They Have the Skills For a Post COVID WorldRead the rest of this entry »
Corporate accountants say the global pandemic has caused them to shift work priorities and forgo pay or bonuses – sometimes both – as they wonder how relevant their existing skills will be in a post-COVID world.
These are among the findings of a five country survey of finance professionals conducted by the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA). The organization set out to learn how the pandemic has affected the business …
Skills Are HR’s Biggest Post-COVID PriorityRead the rest of this entry »
Driven by changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, human resources leaders have a full plate of priorities going into 2021. Topping their list is building the critical skills and competencies employees need to be successful at their job.
“Traditional ways of predicting skill needs aren’t working,” says the global research and consulting firm Gartner. “Employees need more skills for every job, and many of those skills are new.”
Presented in …
Why Is the Cybersecurity Gap Growing?Read the rest of this entry »
In 2016 Cisco estimated there were a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. Last November, (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, said the world was short 4 million cybersecurity professionals.
Why has the gap widened?
Dice.com, the tech careers site, says the reasons are numerous. Two, though, stand out, Dice says in a recent post:
- “Many cybersecurity workers feel constrained by a lack of career development and training offered …
Soft Skills Are Almost As Important As Tech ProwessRead the rest of this entry »
The same goes for C#, Python and SQL, according to an analysis Burning Glass did of tech job postings.
Dice.com, the tech careers site, took a deep dive into what skills employers most often list in their job descriptions and what they’re willing to pay to get the talent …
HR’s Most Critical Role Is Reskilling The Workforce For A Post COVID WorldRead the rest of this entry »
As preoccupied as human resources professionals may be with planning the reopening of offices and factories, they can’t afford to ignore the need to retrain and reskill workers says the CEO of one of the world’s largest HR organizations.
“Every HR officer should look at their talent needs and become a chief reskilling officer,” says WorldatWork CEO Scott Cawood.
In a commentary for HRDive, Cawood said the need …
Accounting's Use of Big Data Will Double This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Accountants have always dealt with data, but now their adoption of "Big Data" is set for a break out.
The Institute of Management Accountants says the accounting profession will double its use of big data, exceeding the implementation of other technologies such as data visualization and process automation. The IMA report -- The Impact of Big Data on Finance Now and in the Future -- foresees big data analytics having …
It's the Soft Skills That Decide Who Gets HiredRead the rest of this entry »
"Hard skills will get you the interview — soft skills will get you the job," starts an article on the increasing focus recruiters and hiring managers are placing on communication, teamwork and the personality traits summarized as emotional intelligence.
Published on the Society of Human Resource Management website, the article explains the importance of soft skills as a hiring differentiator from the perspective of five recruiters. "In these discussions, …
When You Can't Get Both, Soft Skills Beat Out ExperienceRead the rest of this entry »
How important are soft skills? More important than qualifications and the right experience, say 75% of adults in an online survey.
If the "perfect" candidate can't be found -- and that is so often the case -- then the job should go to the person who has good personal, communications and time-management skills, is enthusiastic and is reliable, rather than to someone without good soft skills, even if they meet …