Financial, IT skills top employers' wanted list


Financial and budgetary, IT and language skills top the list of ten skills Hays identifies as being in greatest demand

Financial, IT skills top employers' wanted list
Financial, IT skills top employers' wanted list
February 1, 2012

Financial and budgetary, IT and language skills top the list of ten skills that Hays’ global offices and clients commonly identify as being in greatest demand.

‘Green’ skills is also among the most wanted job-specific talents, especially in the emerging alternative energy and construction sectors.

It is followed closely by procurement and negotiation, R&D and healthcare.

According to Hays Brisbane Director, Darren Buchanan, talent shortages are a global problem.

"For anyone considering their career options in our globalised economy, these are the skills to focus on," he says of the aforementioned ‘hard’ skills.

"In terms of hard skills, current economic circumstances and long-term demographic trends are driving demand."

More general skills which are identified by Hays as being in demand include: people and communications, organisational and team management & leadership skills.

In order for a job candidate to really stand out from the crowd, Hays suggests the practice of multiple languages.

"For those whose first language is English, being able to speak a second or third language with any ability is prized," Hays says.

Hays, a leading recruitment expert, has nine offices in Queensland, including three in Brisbane CBD in addition to Chermside, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Ipswich and Townsville.

It employs more than 7,500 staff operating from 255 offices in 31 countries.


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