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Job Seekers Must Train and Enhance Skills for Transforming Business Ecosystem

As organisations deploy forward-looking technologies, their skill requirements are changing rapidly

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Around 33 per cent of recruiters cited finding suitable candidates with the right skill-sets as a major challenge while hiring. Pixabay

Job seekers will have to train and enhance their skill to get jobs in the transforming business ecosystem, according to a report by shine . com.

A survey by shine.com showed that a major problem facing the industry is a lack of candidates with the right skills. Around 33 per cent of recruiters cited finding suitable candidates with the right skill-sets as a major challenge while hiring.

“As organisations deploy forward-looking technologies, their skill requirements are changing rapidly. The evolving complexities in the various job roles driven by digital transformation and adoption, call for highly skilled candidates. The scale of adoption has prompted employees and job seekers to train and upskill themselves to find their dream jobs, which otherwise would elude them,” it said.

Considering how rapid tech advancements in the industry are evolving the business ecosystem, the desired skills across sectors are also changing, it noted.

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A survey by shine . com showed that a major problem facing the industry is a lack of candidates with the right skills. Pixabay

“While companies are seeking agile talent, professionals looking for jobs don’t have the required skills. Thus, the role of up-skilling is emerging as the best way to address the skill-gap issue.”

Commenting on the survey, Zairus Master, CEO of Shine . com, said: “Among the changing demands of the business landscape, tech-backed skills are taking the centre stage. As a result, more professionals are using e-learning platforms to up-skill themselves to meet the expectations of recruiters. We hope to see more pronounced growth in the up-skilling trends across the country, which can power higher employability and make way for a more balanced hiring scenario.”

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While a few recruiters also claimed matching salary expectations and adequate experience level of the candidates as common hiring challenges, lack of candidates with the right skill sets was a major concern among most of them. If the up-skilling trends catch up with the needs of the industry, India can witness high growth in its recruitment landscape, the report said. (IANS)

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Digital Media Makes it Tougher for White Collar Criminals To Get a Job

The study involved white collar criminals after release from prison. Seventeen participants, aged 30-65, were questioned and their answers analysed

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Because of Digital Media coverage, white collar criminals end up with having a "personal digital criminal legacy" . Pixabay

The archive, search and sharing features of Digital Media ensure that the online identity of those convicted of white collar crimes, such as fraud and bribery is dominated by their crime long after a sentence is completed, making it much tougher for them to get jobs and reintegrate with society, says a study.

The “labels” attached to them on digital media may have long-term negative effect on their rehabilitation, said the study published in the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice.

“Historically it has been assumed that white collar crime was un-newsworthy and offenders were unlikely to be confronted by the negative impacts of adverse publicity,” said lead author David Shepherd from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth in England.

“Consequently, there has been very little research in this field. We wanted to assess this perception and explore the accounts of some white collar criminals who have experienced the attention of the press,” Shepherd said.

Because of online media coverage, white collar criminals end up with having a “personal digital criminal legacy” (PDCL), said the study.

This sticks with them, disrupting their lives and the lives of their families, long after the reported crimes.

The study involved white collar criminals after release from prison. Seventeen participants, aged 30-65, were questioned and their answers analysed.

Overall the group became less economically productive after release from prison. Two remained long-term unemployed and five could only find work in the gig economy where fewer questions are asked.

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The archive, search and sharing features of Digital Media ensure that the online identity of those convicted of white collar crimes, such as fraud and bribery is dominated by their crime long after a sentence is completed, making it much tougher for them to get jobs and reintegrate with society, says a study. Pixabay

The association of stymied employment opportunities, a permanent criminalised digital identity and Google was keenly felt by all the participants.

“I was all over the Internet, all over the BBC news, so if I typed in my details on Google you will find everything about me,” Tony, an employee convicted of occupational fraud, said.

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Frank, a businessman convicted of corporate fraud, said: “You can’t erase Google. And the problem is the media portrayal of what went on. It wasn’t the truth and it’s rarely the truth. But that’s what people read, and if they read it, they believe it.” (IANS)