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?
SINGAPORE: The Internet economy is set to create 1.7 million full-time jobs in Southeast Asia by 2025, three times the number in 2018. This is according to research findings commissioned by Google and Temasek which were released on Monday (Nov 19). The jobs will be created to cope with the projected growth in e-commerce logistics, as well as in ride-hailing and food delivery services, the study said. The value of Southeast Asia's Internet economy is expected to exceed US$240 billion by 2025, a fifth more than previously estimated, the Google-Temasek research found. It estimated that the gross merchandise value (GMV) of the region's Internet economy reached US$72 billion in 2018, rising 37 per cent from the year earlier. The GMV for e-commerce alone in the region will exceed US$23 billion this year, the report said. The study, first published in 2016, encompasses ride-hailing, e-commerce, online travel and online media.The latest report adds new … [Read more...] about Internet economy to create 1.7 million full-time jobs in Southeast Asia by 2025: Study
In China, women calling themselves the "silence breakers" have demanded investigations into allegations of sexual harassment. In doing so, they pit themselves against a macho culture, a Communist Party deeply allergic to independent citizens' initiatives, and an exaggerated and assiduously cultivated respect for hierarchies, themselves male-dominated. These women who seek to break the silence must contend with a widespread sense of shame on the part of those assaulted, but having embarked on the path of resistance they must dismiss such genuflection before traditional prejudice. Xu Yalu, a young marketing executive in Shanghai, described on social media her experience of being groped on the street by a man whom the police deemed too elderly to arrest. "It's not my fault that I was sexually assaulted. Why should I be afraid or ashamed of talking about it?" she said.Shame, and its proper placing at the feet of the perpetrator rather than the victim, is at the heart of the sudden … [Read more...] about In illiberal societies, a wider #MeToo movement
More than 200 cities, states, and regions submitted proposals to host a new $5 billion Amazon campus, dubbed HQ2. Amazon claims its second headquarters would create 50,000 jobs in the to-be-determined city. But some residents worry that the new headquarters would increase traffic, spur gentrification, and lead to prolonged construction similar to “Amazonia” in Seattle, the location of Amazon’s original headquarters. A new report looked at HQ2’s potential impact on 15 cities, and found that it could increase rent prices by up to 2% annually. More than 200 cities, states, and regions across North America are vying to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters. The company said in late last year that it plans to invest $5 billion in the construction of a new campus, dubbed HQ2, which it hopes will eventually hold 50,000 Amazon employees.CEO Jeff Bezos said HQ2 will … [Read more...] about Amazon could detonate a gentrification ‘prosperity bomb’ in the city it chooses for its second headquarters