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Eight most-wanted jobs in digital era

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6, 2018   /   06:55 pm
Eight most-wanted jobs in digital era Following the trend toward digitalization, in addition to jobs that relate to information and technology (IT), companies are seeking employees who can perform the type of complex work that machines cannot do. (Kemudi Facebook Page/File)

Global consulting firm Mercer has identified the eight jobs that companies across the world are most eagerly seeking to fill, as they move into the digital era.

“The main agenda of most companies is digitalization and automation for the sake of efficiency and marketing,” Mercer Indonesia career leader Astrid Suryapranata told a press briefing on Thursday.

Following this trend toward digitalization, in addition to the jobs that relate to information and technology (IT), companies sought employees who could perform the type of complex work that machines could not do, Astrid added.

The eight most in demand job types in the digital era, according to Astrid, are data analysts, product designers, computer and mathematical experts, specialized sales representatives, architects and engineers, senior management, government relations representatives and human resource officers.

She said that in Indonesia, companies found it difficult to recruit people for marketing and sales jobs, a task made harder from the high turnover rate in the sector.

On the other hand, even though companies are aggressively taking in IT workers, the high specificity of the positions has led to a more stable turnover rate.

“We can see that companies mostly want employees who can do data analysis, digital marketing, programming and IT development,” said Astrid. (bbn)