Posts tagged with 'skills'
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 …
Employers Most Want Creative ThinkersRead the rest of this entry »
What skills will employers most look for in 2019?
If you guessed computer skills, you're right, according to a LinkedIn analysis of thousands of job postings. Ten of the top 25 skills appearing in the job postings all involved coding, UX, data analytics or AI. You could even make a case that several of the others -- digital marketing and business analysis for example -- are in that computing / …
The Skills Accountants Will Need to Thrive In an AI WorldRead the rest of this entry »
The days when the only tech skills an accountant needed was an expert knowledge Excel and how to email a client. No more. As automation and AI continue their inexorable march into accounting firms, up and coming accountants will have to develop new skills.
An article on AccountingWeb insists "young accountants cannot count on doing the same old thing that their predecessors did." Automation may free accountants from the mundane …
Demand For Open Source IT Pros Will Grow More IntenseRead the rest of this entry »
The already tight market for open source IT professionals is only going to get more competitive in the next six months. Two-thirds of managers in a just published study say the hiring of these skilled workers will outpace hiring in other areas of the business; 60% plan on hiring.
The report by the tech careers site Dice.com and The Linux Foundation surveyed 280 hiring managers from corporations, small and medium …
Entry-Level Training for Healthcare CareersRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, several dozen organizations came together to launch a unique healthcare initiative to create entry-level opportunities for high school graduates to learn the skills most in demand by healthcare employers so they can advance into the middle-class.
Called the Health Careers Pathways initiative, it is not so much a specific program, as it is a collaboration of health care systems, community colleges, and hospitals with three goals:
- Working …