In my last two posts I’ve spoken about ways the workforce is changing thanks to new technologies. Given all this change, it can be difficult to conceptualise how best to help the next generation prepare themselves for a new era.
For example, in a world where existing skills seem to matter less than the ability to develop new ones, the role of revered institutions such as universities are under question. After all, when a 12 year old can begin teaching himself or herself to code in the summer before high school, is there a role for tertiary education that costs significantly in regards to both time and money?
I still see degrees as holding value, at the very least as a proof point of intellect and a development of problem solving skills. But as rapid change becomes the new normal, there are soft skills and values that can also equip the next generation. Here are the ones I see helping candidates stand out.
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In my last post I talked about how technology is shaping the workforce. There are a number of technologies driving this change and the types of change we’re seeing are astonishing.
In this post I want to highlight some of the technologies that are continually coming up in conversations and are being used by leading companies. These technologies may be the driving force behind the changes we see in the next 10 years. Continue reading “What are the technologies of the future?”
How technology is shaping the workforce
When I started in recruitment it was an exciting day when we got a fax. In the three decades since, technology has taken over. It’s redefined the way my role is performed (with the emergence of companies such as Seek and LinkedIn), it’s altered the way candidates are viewed and it’s changing the workforce.
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