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05 – Jobs of the future – Keeping each other safe

Jobs of the future, plus more useful things to know and do for all the employers, contractors and job seekers in the Spinifex community

Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/hololens

Here’s what we’ve seen, heard and talked about this week:

  • Where the jobs are
  • How do we prepare for growth on the other side?
  • Staying safe, keeping others safe

Where the jobs are

Right now, we have a number of job opportunities in the following sectors and locations across NSW and VIC. Over 30% of those jobs are in the Construction sector.

For more information, take a look at our current job opportunities https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/jobs.php 

Also check out the Australian Government Jobs Hub https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub   

 

How do we prepare for growth on the other side?

Economic and social analysts are telling us that when we emerge on the other side of COVID-19, the way we work and live will be changed.

Although we cannot predict those changes, we can head in the right direction by asking ourselves some critical questions:

  • Where will the jobs of the future be?
  • What will we have to do differently?
  • Where are the opportunities to do things better?

 

Right now, we’re seeing indicators that on the other side of COVID-19, there may be increased demand for skilled workers in a number of industries and sectors, such as:

  • Advanced manufacturing and automation
  • Agribusiness
  • Commercialisation of research and development (R&D)
  • Cloud-based corporate service and productivity platforms
  • Construction, particularly infrastructure and home improvement
  • Data science
  • Digital and tele-service delivery
  • Ecommerce
  • Emarketing
  • Emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, wearables that monitor health etc.
  • Energy and water services
  • Essential services such as the police force, health services, aged care, teaching, social assistance and food services
  • Government innovation at local, state and national levels
  • Marine science
  • Medical and health technologies and pharmaceuticals
  • Mining equipment technology services
  • Remote learning and work technology
  • Renewable energy
  • Software engineering
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Surveillance systems
  • Textile, clothing and footwear
  • Transport, postal and warehousing
  • Waste management

 

What employers will look for may also change. The fourth industrial revolution has been reshaping the skills we need in a modern economy for a number of years. Now COVID-19 has accelerated demand for these skills, such as:

  • Adaptiveness
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Collaboration and coordinating with others
  • Communication
  • Complex problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Customer service orientation
  • Data analysis
  • Digital fluency and confidence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Evidenced-based decision making
  • Forecasting / predicting
  • Institutional knowledge management
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Negotiation
  • People management
  • Service orientation
  • Social collaboration

 

Learn more about what the challenges and opportunities created by the collision of COVID-19 with fourth industrial revolution https://www.weforum.org/focus/fourth-industrial-revolution

 

Now is not the time to relax

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-26/coronavirus-tracing-app-covidsafe-australia-government-covid-19/12186130

 

We’re all proud of the way our communities are flattening the curve, but the rise in the COVID-19 growth factor to 1.11 on 25 April reminds us that staying safe and keeping others safe is still the priority:

  • Stay at home unless you are: shopping for what you need, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education
  • If you must go out, keep 1.5 metres away from others
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • If you have respiratory symptoms including a cough, get tested
  • Take care of your physical and mental health
  • Look out for one another
  • Stay informed https://www.australia.gov.au/

 

It’s also important that employers continue to keep their people safe by adhering to the National COVID-19 Workplace Principles released by the government on 24 April https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/other-resources/national-covid-19-safe-workplace-principles

 

Scott C Small Victoria Bila
Managing Director Group Manager – Operations
Andrew Egan Damien O’Donnell
Group Manager – Regional Operations Group Manager – Regional & Executive

 

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