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John Perks, Global Principal Architect of the NextGen Professionals Program at ServiceNow, and Simon Maskrey, Senior Global Partner Manager at Salesforce for Trailhead, discuss how their organisations are approaching the scarcity of candidates in tech and their thoughts on why businesses will benefit from helping to close the digital skills gap.

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We are seeing digital transformation in organisations at an unprecedented rate. The events of the last two years have completely changed how businesses interact with their customers and each other, with much of the workforce requiring enhanced digital skills than at the start of 2020. It’s no surprise, then, that the most in-demand tech jobs for 2022 are enablers of that accelerated digital...

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  Robots are digital workers. Digital workers work with digital data. The clue is in the name. I’m being flippant but it is an important point when considering automation. Robotic Process Automation is really at the core of automation technologies and is often the starting point for organisations wanting to drive productivity quickly. The challenge is that few organisations are entirely...

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The technology sector skills gap is probably more acute than it’s ever been, and the reality is that this is a result of Covid-19. Organisations are accelerating digital transformation at a rate not seen before – we’re talking about a decade’s worth of change happening over the next two years, and that’s exacerbating the existing skills gap. There are only a certain number of people today with...

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In our new series, we ask those working in the Salesforce ecosystem for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else! 1) What was your first job? McDonalds! 2) What positives do you see that have come out of the COVID pandemic? Better work/life balance options. 3) What is the best tech innovation you have come across in the last 5 years? Robot Vacuum 4) What’s the...

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In our new series, we ask those working in the Salesforce ecosystem for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else!   1) What was your first job? Attempting to sell double glazed windows out of a call centre. Picture a large room, everyone with auto-dialers, and many hours of rejection. 2) What positives do you see that have come out of the COVID...

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When deploying automation, the overall objective should be to provide improved employment for workers, and society as a whole. Factors such as wellbeing and self-development should be the overriding objective. Automation must result in net employment growth for the economy. More jobs should be forthcoming as a result of improved productivity than are lost from it. It is critical that the...

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In our new series, we ask those working in the Salesforce ecosystem for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else! 1) What was your first job? I had so many jobs after graduating with an English Literature degree. Everything from Sales Support Manager, Project Manager to Professional Services Manager. They all gave me great insight into sales, marketing and business...

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In our new series, we ask those working in the Salesforce ecosystem for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else!    1) What was your first job? Trainee sign-writer when I was 16 as a summer job.   2) What positives do you see that have come out of the COVID pandemic? Brought people together in a different way. You have a window into their home...

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In our new series, we ask those working in the Salesforce ecosystem for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else!   1) What was your first job? Restaurant Manager – which is where I learned about customer service   2) How did you end up working in Technology? I sort of fell into it, I started off selling Technology and was no good at it at all! I saw...

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  Behind an organisation’s success is usually an influential team of Game Changers who work in technology roles to provide detailed insight and knowledge on operations which translates into overall company strategy and efficiency. In an increasingly interconnected world, these roles are becoming more important, with companies keen to recruit talent that has a direct impact on success....

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By its very nature, technology is constantly evolving. Accordingly, leaders in the sector need to update their skills to meet the demands of their industry and their workforce. So, what will the technology leader of the future look like? Deloitte’s latest Global Technology Leadership Study, published in May 2020, found that almost seven in 10 (69%) expect tech leaders to be change instigators...

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In the latest of our series for Cyber Security Awareness Month, Hays Technology have asked those who have followed a career in cyber across the globe for their stories, advice, and how they see the sector’s future.

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The effects of burnout on employees and the organisations they work for can be far-reaching. But what can employers do to spot, address and prevent burnout? Burnout has been a growing challenge in many sectors in recent years, but few more so than the technology industry. And with the added pressure of getting organisations working remotely, it’s perhaps no surprise that things have got worse...

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With cybercrime on the rise and a global cybersecurity skills shortage, improving opportunities for neurominorities benefits businesses and individuals. According to the Global Risk Report from the World Economic Forum, cyberattacks are perceived as the fourth biggest risk faced by businesses globally. And it seems there is merit in the concern. Research from Deep Instinct found that malware...

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  October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and Hays Technology will be making contributions with dedicated interviews and insights from the world of work. Now in its 18th year, Cyber Security Awareness Month was launched in the US amid growing concerns of online safety and has since become recognised globally. With online activities more widespread and commonplace than ever, the annual...

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Most large companies will by now have some form of RPA embedded, and if they don’t, they will be looking at it (if you’re not, where have you been the past 5 years?). The market is still expanding quickly but some analysts predict saturation within the next 2-5 years. Most of us now know what RPA is, and what its capable of, so what’s next for Automation? The term Hyperautomation was touted,...

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Research shows low employment rate for Autistic people in US, UK and Australia. Meanwhile, some employers focus on hiring Autistic people as opposed to a fully neurodiverse workforce. Adapting interview techniques and job descriptions can make process more inclusive for neurodiverse applicants.

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While it’s important to understand that neurodivergent people have different characteristics and strengths, research reveals that there is evidence of specific strengths and skills associated with neurodiverse conditions. Within the world of tech, focus, creativity and analytical talents could help leaders address a range of existing skills gaps and widen their talent pool

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Remote work and digitisation have both skyrocketed during the pandemic, with the adoption of new technologies pushed forward by several years in just a few months. This situation has created a boom in demand within the tech industry for particular skill sets. As I've previously discussed, there’s currently a huge drive for expertise in cloud and infrastructure, cyber security, data science...

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