Experts Release 2019 Job Market Predictions

By Nvulane Nhlapo (@NvulaneNhlapo)

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We’ve decided to look at the year ahead and what the job market has for us. It’s important to know what to expect going into the new year. We will to continue to release more predictions.

5Upskill, upskill, upskill – Business News Daily

With widespread automation and the constant shift of business priorities, upskilling is more important than ever before, both for workers and employers. Smart professionals, not just newer workers, believe constant development is of vital importance to remain relevant in their industry, and they expect their employers to provide at least some of these learning opportunities.

4Proper education is crucial – U.S. News

Think we have a problem filling the skills gap now? It’ll reach critical mass by 2020 without proper preparation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that occupations requiring at least a master’s degree will grow 21.7 percent by the decade’s end.

3More specialized sales people will be needed – World Economic Forum

As technological advancements continue to disrupt industries, there will be a growing need for specialized sales people who can explain the company’s offerings to a wide range of clients, including businesses, governments, consumers, as well as to new clients that the company has never worked with before.

2The number of job-hoppers will continue to increase – RPOA

The number of job-hoppers (employees who frequently jump from one job to another) in the workforce have greatly increased in recent years. While there’s nothing wrong with “job hoppers,” often every two or three years, such candidates might not necessarily have the depth of experience you need for a role. There’s also the question of longevity: will your organization retain that candidate long enough to accomplish your goals, or will they hop away to the next opportunity before you can finish?

1Diversity on the work place will favour minority candidates – Think Global Recruitment

As the conversation around diversity and women in the workplace continues to gain traction, we are seeing more organisations investing in talent development and attracting under-represented groups to build their teams. Many governments have implemented rules or guidelines and goals for increasing diversity in the work place.

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