What are the job skills needed in the future, especially in the digital sector? Which sectors would provide more opportunities?
In its latest report, Future of Skills 2019, professional social networking site, Linkedin, focusses on these eternal questions in the job market.
The aim of the Linkedin report was to mainly help the companies, and HR professionals to understand these trends and transform themselves with changing times. The report also helps us understand and identify the career opportunities in the future and acquire the required skill set.
The report was prepared after analysing the profile details of lakhs of members from the Asia-Pacific region using a software bot. A survey of thousand people was also taken. The findings were made using the offer mails sent by the recruiting agencies to Linkedin members and the keywords in their profiles.
As per the report, the fast-growing job sectors in India are - Robotic Process Automation, Compliance, and Continuous integration. The trends of other countries, including China and Japan, are also presented in the report. Those who acquire skills and expertise in accordance to the changing times have thrice the more chances of succeeding, the report pointed out.
Top three growing job sectors in India as per Linkedin
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Jobs that are repetitive in nature do not need constant human intervention. It only needs a software that can repeat the task. The technical knowledge that aids this is called as Robotic Process Automation (RPA). For example, there is no need for a clerk to file the important pointers in thousands of mails. An RPA programme can do this.
Though the automation would virtually eliminate the job opportunities for several people, the high-tech sector would at the same time give jobs to some skilful people. The candidate needs to be an expert in the field of robotics and automation.
The compliance experts have to ensure that the company's norms and rules are duly followed. The norms stipulated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in Europe would be the latest example. The service of technical experts who also have an understanding of the law would be sought after.
With most of the companies turning digital, the software codes have to be regularly updated. These all have to be also tested for efficiency. The method to spot any errors in the codes is called as continuous integration. It would benefit the software engineers to be an expert in this field.
The big data
Ruchi Anand, the chief of Linkedin's India talent solutions, speaks to Manorama on the future recruitments.
The role of big data in future recruitments?
As per Linkedin's 'Rise in Analytics' report of 2018, 14 per cent of the HR jobs in the country now focusses on analysing the talent data. The big data would give information on who the rival companies are recruiting and who all should you be recruiting.
Linkedin's 'Talent Insight' service started in 2018 is an example of this. You can get lot of information on recruitment trends, talent demands and changing job trends by mapping companies, individuals and job opportunities.
When the prominent Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis was planning to start an office in India, there was confusion over whether to set it up in Bengaluru or Mumbai. Along with a fresh talent pool, Novartis also takes in mid-career professionals from other companies. The company needed a suitable office location for this. The company used the Linkedin Talent Insight programme to find the availability of its required talent pool in various cities. Along with it, the company also checked if other firms had the required talented professionals. They zeroed in on Mumbai within three weeks.
Linkedin in India?
After US, the most number of members in Linkedin is from India. There were 34 lakh members from India in 2009, a decade later the number has risen to 5.7 crore.
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