Global consulting firm Mercer has identified the eight jobs that companies across the world are most eagerly seeking to fill, as they move into the digital era. “The main agenda of most companies is digitalization and automation for the sake of efficiency and marketing,” Mercer Indonesia career leader Astrid Suryapranata told a press briefing on Thursday. Following this trend toward digitalization, in addition to the jobs that relate to information and technology (IT), companies sought employees who could perform the type of complex work that machines could not do, Astrid added. The eight most in demand job types in the digital era, according to Astrid, are data analysts, product designers, computer and mathematical experts, specialized sales representatives, architects and engineers, senior management, government relations representatives and human resource officers. She said that in Indonesia, companies found it difficult to recruit people for marketing and sales jobs, a … [Read more...] about Eight most-wanted jobs in digital era
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SINGAPORE - Singapore hiring is likely to see stable growth in 2019, with top jobs in demand to be analytical and data-driven in nature, according to the latest annual salary survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters. These include data scientists, product management, user experience (UX) designers, and digital roles, with cyber security to remain a major focus, in the wake of recent high-profile cyber attacks in Singapore. The report also found that job movers in Singapore can expect pay increments of 5 per cent to 15 per cent in 2019, and larger hikes can be expected for candidates with specialised skill sets in IT, digital and financial services. Among employers, human resource (HR) professionals with strong experience in HR technologies, as well as talent acquisition professionals for the technology sector will be sought after. Hiring levels for jobs in financial services will also remain positive, with a continued focus on technical and commercial skill sets. Demand will be high … [Read more...] about What will be Singapore’s most in-demand jobs for 2019?
source Mark Blinch/Reuters Google loves its engineers. So it’s not much of a surprise that at Google, engineers make But there’s a lot more to running Google than just programming. And Google is willing to pay top dollar for the best candidates, regardless of the field, according to annual salary data we pulled from Glassdoor. The way the salary data on Glassdoor is aggregated involves both current and recent employees voluntarily sharing anonymous reports. Using this data, we pulled together Google’s 17 highest-paying jobs, from marketing director to senior product manager to director of engineering. And to avoid redundancy, we only included entries that had at least five reviews. Take a look below at what some of the highest-earning Google employees make at the company. Karyne Levy, Matt Lynley, and Matt Weinberger contributed reporting to an earlier version of this story. 17. Senior online sales and operations manager … [Read more...] about Here are 17 of the highest-paying jobs at Google
(Reuters Health) - Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it's physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true.Researchers found that men whose jobs involve a lot of physical labor are 18 percent more likely to die prematurely than workers who sit at desks most of the day.The analysis looked at data from 17 previous studies examining the link between longevity and activity levels at work, including a total of 193,696 adults followed for an average of almost 20 years. Overall, 29,639 people, or 19 percent, died during the study period."We've known for a while already that physically demanding work can be bad for you," said lead study author Pieter Coenen, an occupational health researcher at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.But the idea that it might drive people to an early grave is relatively new, Coenen said by email.While the study wasn't a controlled experiment designed to prove how activity levels at work … [Read more...] about Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives
caption NYC Cyber Command is quietly protecting New Yorkers — and Americans as a whole. source Shutterstock/littlenystock Most people have never heard of NYC Cyber Command (NYC3), but it is perhaps one of the most important government agencies in America’s biggest city. It is responsible for protecting the city from cyberattacks and other online threats that could have devastating consequences for millions of NYC’s residents. Although the Command is nearly two years old, most New Yorkers have no idea what it is or how it began – until now. NEW YORK – In the fall of 2012, President Barack Obama’s defense secretary, Leon Panetta, arrived to Manhattan’s west side to deliver an unprecedented speech about cyber warfare. Aboard the USS Intrepid, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier now functioning as a museum along the banks of the Hudson River, Panetta … [Read more...] about Inside New York City Cyber Command — a government agency most people know nothing about that’s leading America’s biggest city into the future