Monday, December 23, 2019

Initial Talent analysis

talent analysis


Typical talent analysis is about understanding the profile in detail to match with the job profile. The Talent analysis provides information on how the profile generally approaches, think and make decisions. This will make recruiter better to understand: 

In which areas the individual's strengths lie 
Which position and tasks have a productive effect on the individual
Which tasks suit the individual and he or she can successfully master
Where there are possible fields of action and potential for improvement needed.

The Talent analysis focuses specifically on the criteria that are decisive for determining the fit of personality and task/job type. This will help to learn something about which activity and task have the most motivating effect and will fulfill him the most. The determination of whether an individual/talent is suitable for a particular position depends on the specific situation, position and the work environment. Recruiters assume that an individual shows initiative when he/she can use his /her strength to accomplish a task. Here individual achieves success without effort. The  Talent analysis focuses on identifying the strengths of each person, which can also be used to derive fields of action.

Let's assume, for example, that a person is very flexible in their daily routines and task planning and can quickly adapt to new ones, react to unexpected situations. As a result, in some circumstances, you may lack a structured plan. These two behavioural preferences are mutually exclusive. In reality, people mostly have shares of both forms of the dimension. The Talent Analysis excludes a response from the client according to the social desirability. Since the criteria are opposed to each other, a strong characteristic in one direction always moves the field of action on the other side.

Knowing the strengths of the candidates has enormous advantages to find skills mapping, long-term commitment  to jobs and job satisfaction.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

coaching and skills training for school droputs


The term dropout means fallen out, and it refers to children who drop out of school before having obtained a diploma or degree. Dropouts are not homogenous.  The term "early school leaving" refers to all forms of dropping out of education and training before completing upper secondary education or its equivalents in vocational training. Dropouts can be  involuntary dropouts, health issue dropouts, and capable dropouts. It is a challenge of all of us when inadequate preparation of high school graduates and their unpreparedness when they enter the job market.

Some students have enormous potential but remain unspoken.  Some world business leaders, such as founders or Co-Founders of Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp dropped out of college and felt that higher education was not for them. Their life stories are inspirations for teens. Dropouts generally are considered incapable when they should instead be taken in another approach. The same concept can be expressed and explained differently, changing some ways in the transmission of the message this may be finally received. This means that teachers should also learn to approach pupils differently. To counter the phenomenon of early school leaving, coaching can be a turning point. A coaching path aimed at a teenager's personal needs can:

Guide them in clarifying the course of study of various skills aligned with their future desires,

  • Help them unlock the skills potential, 
  • Establish counseling and setting up peer support groups,
  • Provide them with the right tools to improve their life skills and school/training performance,
  • Gain greater awareness of themselves and
  • Make them more confident and self-responsible in making decisions for their future.

Furthermore, the use of coaching tools by teachers/ skills trainers can make a real difference by allowing students to discover their skills, also experiencing the confidence and satisfaction of succeeding where they previously did not seem to make it. Therefore, the concept of incapacity or  'incapable' is abandoned to focus on objectives and enhancement of individuality.

Coaching for children is a valuable tool to combat early school leaving and also represents an essential opportunity not only for personal growth and improvement of the student but also to the society.

Re-Skill And Fast! Here Are The Tech Skills For The Next 5 Years.


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To re-skill one is an important task that has taken precedence in the career industry recently. No more are the traditional white-collar jobs secure since most of the jobs are going to be affected by disruptive technologies. So exactly are those disruptive technologies that are being so much talked about? Let's have a look.

1. Robotic Process Automation: This tech enables systems to carry out rudimentary functionalities that make them more efficient and free from human control. Thus teams can focus on the core job of the said business. There are already requirements for RPA developers in the industry. A simple LinkedIn search shows that.

2. AI/ML: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are interchangeable terms that allude to a collection of technologies that enable computer systems to make human-like estimations on their own. The need for AI engineers has already skyrocketed

3. Data Scientists: To put that in plain words, they are statisticians who use complex algorithms through programming with languages like C, Python, and R. these technologies are going to gain a lot of traction in the coming years. Predictive analytics  must the one of the most wanted skills sets (
Predictive analytics encompasses a variety of statistical techniques from data mining, predictive modelling, and machine learning, that analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about future or otherwise unknown events)  - ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_analytics) 

4. New Programming Languages: Languages like Python, Erlang, Go and Kotlin are already giving Java, .NET and C# a tough competition and may even out-compete them in the next five years

Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Disruptors Of Traditional Jobs Are Here and Need Better Skill To Stay Afloat


Disruptive technology
Image Source & credits to : Flickr, wheel of disruption
The world is seeing an unprecedented change in the field of tech. "Disruptive technology is an innovation that significantly alters the way that consumers, industries, or businesses operate" Today, the world is moving rapidly with various disruptive technologies coming into the scene such as Robotic Process Automation or RPA, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as well as Digital Learning.
These technologies and skills are spreading like wildfire in the current traditional fabric of the job market. Let’s see how.
RPA: Robotic Process Automation is an umbrella term used for the set of software procedures that eliminate the need for human effort for a given task. RPA entails jobs that are more routine and mechanical in the software sense such as sentence completion in word documents, auto-reply to emails and rating performance based on certain common metrics. This will eliminate jobs where people used to work on software and perform these manipulations.
AI and ML: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the hot new property in the career industry. They find their application in a wide variety of fields from web development to stat collection to robotics. No wonder, the industry is going to take a 180-degree flip and is going to need engineers to do the task.
Digital Learning: The presence of the many MOOCs on the internet is a testament to that. DL is enabling people to reskill themselves and this is helping them to gain an edge over their peers.
We hope you got the message. So skill up and join the fast lane.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Want To Become A Web Developer? You Need To Know These!


Web Developer

Being a web developer can be exiting or monotonous, depending on what kind of project you are working on. Web development is complex and fun at the same time. So why not take up the continuous skills learning challenge and re-skill yourself if you want to change your line?
However, we don't want you to regret it in case you choose the wrong technology. Don't get us wrong. Languages like Java, C#, and PHP are still in vogue. However, the future belongs to languages such as Python, Erlang, Kotlin and Go. This is because due to the intense research and development taking place in the last decade, in the various fields, computer scientists came up with complex and efficient algorithms that gave rise to these languages.
The benefit of learning these technologies is that they make you a versatile programmer. So let's say you have learned Python, you are going to need to learn Django and Flask for web development. However, if you want to make the transition into robotics, you can use micro-Python for programming the firmware.
Being a successful developer entails being good with your logic and being able to learn new technologies. Go continuous skills learning for at least two of these languages and you will surely see a bright future as a programmer.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

What Are Online Skilling Platforms? And Why Do You Need Them?


Online Skilling Platforms
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Online skilling platforms, also known as MOOCs are websites that are dedicated to learning new skills in a wide variety of range. There are several online skilling platforms such as Udemy, Upword, and Skillshare. MOOCs are massive open learning courses that available to anyone with a computer and Internet connection.
These platforms contain hundreds of courses from a wide array of disciplines. However, they are known more for their skills in tech, most notably, machine learning, web development, and application programming.
People, who want to enter the tech industry with some kind of certification, do their courses from these platforms. You can choose to either do a full-fledged certification paid course or a course that is free but doesn't provide any certification.
So let’s understand why you need these platforms.
As we have established that the employment industry is changing rapidly, you are going to need new skills to stay relevant. If you choose to learn new skills offline in brick and mortar colleges and institutions, good luck with it!
On the other hand, using an online platform for learning new skills is much convenient since you don’t need to pay a lot for the certification. Or you can learn a new skill without a certificate and make some projects to show and get hired in your new industry.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

EV and UMV are the future of automobiles and are here to disrupt


EV and UMV
EV stands for Electric Vehicles and UMV stands for Ultimate Mobility Vehicle. These two new types of vehicles are here to disrupt the automobile industry and are going to cost many jobs in the sector, and here is how.
Electric Vehicles are seeing a lot of investments by developed as well as emerging nations. Countries like the US, Japan, China, and South Korea, along with the European Union are the helm of research and development in electric vehicles. The main driver in this direction is the anticipation that the world is eventually going to get rid of oil which can cause a lot of problems for the general economic well being.
It’s therefore anticipated that most vehicles after 2030 are going to be electric-motor driven.
Then comes the UMV, which is the monster of automobile innovation. This concept is currently being tested by a South Korean car giant Hyundai. A UMV will be able to move on any kind of topography and its wheels will double up as legs.

The kind of engineering know-how required for such cutting-edge innovations is not adequately found in the current talent pool of automobile engineers. This know-how will need to be generated in the coming decades through re-training. And since most won’t be able to mold themselves according to these requirements, it’s not just vehicles but also those who make them are going to get replaced.

Reskilling Makes You A Global Citizen And This Is How


 Reskilling


Relevant skills for any time are dictated by the level of technological progress and what is in demand in the current market. With the evolution of technology, markets also evolve and thus the requirement for various job profiles changes.
The globalized world is characterized not only by interdependence of economies and businesses but also by jobs that are universally in demand. This involves not only tech jobs but also other jobs that hold international relevance.
However, if you have been set in a job for a decade or two and find your profile becoming redundant, you certainly cannot reskill yourself as a doctor or a CA!
Fret not because the following job profiles will help you become a truly world-citizen since these job profiles are more in demand today. They include various job profiles such as tech field jobs as well as jobs that are more artistic or cultural.
Since technologies like IoT, AI and smart web/application development are globally in demand, you can get a job anywhere in the world where these jobs are relevant.
Speaking of culture-oriented jobs, profiles like translators and acculturation experts can help you get a job in newly emerging nations like ours, China, Brazil,  or old emergent non-Anglo economies like Germany, Russia and Japan, thus helping you become truly a global citizen.

Monday, December 9, 2019

What would reskilling entail in the 21st-century tech economy?



reskilling for tech economy
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We have discussed what it means to re-skill in today’s tech job market. So let’s take a look at what job profiles people will need to get reskilled in this new 21st-century tech job market.
First, the global economy has seen a boom in the number of tech jobs. This includes roughly the following jobs:
1. AI and ML developers
2. Mechanical engineers with electronics training
3. Web developers
4. General application developers
5. Robotics developers
6. Hardware engineers
7. IoT developers
8. Biotech engineers
9. Firmware developers
10. Data scientists
And many others. However, the aforementioned jobs/skills are the most common ones. However, here is a caveat. Recently, many have begun going for AI and data science. Thankfully, most of the lot has not been able to make it due to the inability to understand the science behind it.
If you know the technical basics well, you can easily surpass most of the competition and get a foot in the door for these jobs. If you want to become a web developer, rather than go for PHP, Java or .NET, it’s better to learn technologies like Python, Kotlin or GoLang.

Having a relevant skill takes you towards your dream career


Having a relevant skill takes you towards your dream career and here’s how!

relevant skill
 
So what exactly does it mean by a “dream career”? A dream career is a career that you actually enjoy doing, rather than performing as a daily errand. A dream career can motivate you both due to its monetary compensation and due to the nature of its work that you find enjoyable.
If you think you are caught up in the wrong career, you are not to be blamed for this. It has got more to do with the way our education system works as it barely lets the person making the right choice at the right age.
If you want to make a transition to something more interesting and high-paying, there still is an opportunity. And re-skilling seems to be the only way ahead to get this done. Let's see how re-skilling yourself can prove to be a ladder to your dreams.
First, if you reskill yourself in a tech skill such as programming or application development you are eventually going to enjoy it since it's not only easy but also a fun thing to do.
Second, it will pay you well if you invest in relevant technology. Even the freshers are getting a good payout of it.
This combo of relevant skill, emotional fulfillment and good pay eventually takes you towards a lifestyle that you had always dreamed off, or at least better than your current job.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Understanding the concept of re-skilling in the context of modern job markets.



Jobs are available at any given time, based on the level of technological advancement and market requirements. Since the last 4 decades, the world has experienced an unprecedented technological rise, especially in computer science, in fields such as robotics, AI, application development, etc.
This has led to becoming many jobs becoming redundant, especially with repetitive tasks such as factory tasks and clerical jobs.
Re-skilling is the only way ahead to get past becoming redundant in the global digital economy. This means you have to become a part of the workforce that creates knowledge and the technology that is changing the game.
This means you will have to re-skill yourself and learn technologies that are creating the divide. And you don't have to worry about the numbers either. There will be enough jobs for all creators of technology.
The growth of technology developers will further lead to fast-paced technological progress.
On the other hand, you can also re-skill yourself in non-technology development sectors, especially arts and culture. This involves the following job profiles that entail creativity, such as
1. Yoga and chiropractic practitioners
2. Painters
3. Carving and modeling artists
4. Folk artists
But it is largely up to you whether to go for tech development jobs or creative jobs.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Soft skills can determine success, along wth hard skills.


hard skills soft skills

Soft Skills are the recently focused star in the sky of every management list. Not only for employees but also freelancers, they are indispensable. The shortage of skilled workers in the IT industry means that companies are desperately looking for employees and freelancers have a busy schedule. Whether employees or freelancers, tt is essential not only to shine through talent and experience but also through social skills, to start joint projects as well as possible to grow the freelance business.


Along with the technical skills, the so-called 'hard skills' , some use these words intermittently or also called extra-specialist skills, the so-called soft skills. While hard skills describe the job-specific qualifications, soft skills are individualized and, for example, essential for a harmonious coexistence or convincing presentations. Such non-interdisciplinary skills are about personality and, unlike hard skills acquired through study or practical experience, are harder to obtain. Soft skills can determine success, both at home and at work, because they include social, personal and methodological skills that are equally important to employers, employees and the self-employed/ Freelancers.


Hard skills - it depends on technical know-how.: Hard skills are first and foremost, the technical competencies that you acquired during your studies. However, hard skills also include know-how that you have learned through training. The training, together with your additional personal qualifications, characterizes your expertise.

By putting extra effort on your training path, career and the listing of additional skills, both hard skills and soft skills will get you special attention to prospective employers. They will assess your skills and give you a valuable edge over other applicants who are looking for the same job.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Generation Z and work priorities


Gen Z for work
Image credit: The new generation of workers are a tech-savvy group. Source: Shutterstock

Generation Z brings completely different requirements to the world of work. Gen Z will comprise 32 percent of the global population of 7.7 billion in 2019, nudging ahead of millennials, who will account for a 31.5 percent share, based on Bloomberg analysis of United Nations data. Generation Z psychology and work priorities are different from their predecessors. From childhood on these young people are used to processing a flood of digital information and using it for themselves. While the members of the Gen Y were sometimes referred to as "Digital Native", Wiki this applies even more to Generation Z. It is growing up in the middle of a digital world. It is part of a 24-hour networked online community. And she likes that. Virtual contacts are often maintained equally to personal contacts.

A clear demarcation between the real and the virtual world no longer exists. Both worlds merge into one, integrating social media networks, WhatsApp, blogs and forums into everyday life and making them accessible through smartphone / tab anytime. Mobile phones and notebooks, Facebook and Skype are all part of life. Content is shared in the network, information taken from the network. The digital technology is perceived as a natural extension of the own personality. Generation Z has grown up with the possibilities of a digitally networked world. Online discussion, exchange and interaction is part of everyday life. It is more compared, more questioned than in previous generations.

Generation Z is  full of ambition, creativity and thirst for learning, represent the future of businesses. Growing up in a world where digital is now ubiquitous, the Generation Z adopts new technologies more naturally than their predecessor and is, in fact, more versatile. They prefer team work, projects and experimentation.  

Work is then seen as an experience and a source of fulfillment, not a constraint and a source of anxiety. 

RainmakerThinking conducted a survey of thousands of Generation Z youth asking them what was most important to them at work. The top three were Supportive leadership, Positive relationships at work and Scheduling flexibility. The rest of the options were Comfortable workspace, Chance to learn real skills, Meaningful roles & responsibilities, Opportunities to be promoted, Extra pay for going the extra mile and Convenient Office Location

It is urgent for companies to understand the relationship of this young generation to the world of work that will come to upset and then appropriate. One of the major issues facing businesses today - and more specifically the human resources - is to reinvent itself to attract Generation Z and generate work policies based the Generation Z Psychology

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

skills for school dropouts



skills for school dropouts
Photo Credit to - Ed NCES

Education has become a national priority for every governments. Malaysia is one of the world's most populous countries, and its young people are the most ambitious targets for achieving the country's vision 2020 and future. Our fast-growing economy, social and human development depends, in part, on empowerment and education. School education is the foundation as well as the training skills needed to support national goals and vision. Good education and training on skills can lift families and communities out of poor living and boost the country's economic growth. Graduating from secondary school has shown significant benefits for individual health, employment, and earning a lifetime. Secondary education, coupled with vocational skills training, can enable young people to acquire the soft skills needed for sustainable development. For girls, security and equality for access to secondary education can be powerful to keep balance, ensuring girls and boys have equal education, different activities and career choices. However, we should take special attention to school dropouts, both for girls and boys. The stakes of this school dropouts phenomenon go beyond to an institution to even the public and governments.

School dropout is not a simple social phenomenon to define. Indeed, the identity of dropouts is not as homogeneous as that. As things stand, we can only be content with assumptions about the status of dropouts and the processes at work. Nevertheless, there does not seem to be a radical break between students who drop out and their peers. Even if they are weakly mobilized by school activities, they remain within the institutions. The stakes of this phenomenon go beyond the only public concerned. School dropout questions the institution in its operation as well as in its capacity to give meaning to the school experience and to help the guidance of young people.

The support work can be undertaken with the youth, by his family and the educators, is essential to restore confidence and the desire to return to school/college. The parents themselves may have had a painful past with the school. Also, it is important to welcome them back and spend some quality time to work together with the school dropouts. We all must work in the same direction. It can take time, a lot of energy, but it's worth it. When a dropout student trusts us, regains self-confidence, manages to re-motivate himself and to return to learning, it is a big success. If a dropout prepares for a skill certification or a diploma or to invest in a job orientation project, this is a real success not only for that young person and his family but also for the institution.