Employment

October Update – Web Employment Trends

What do we mean by employment trends?

A pattern of gradual change in a condition, output, or process, or an average or general tendency of a series of data points to move in a certain direction over time, represented by a line or curve on a graph.

This week’s blog we will seeing the latest trends in the employment (particularly for web professionals).

10 Workplace Trends in 2018

Dan Schawbel provided a forecast for the Top 10 workplace trends for the upcoming year. His purpose is to help prepare organizations for the future by collecting, assessing and reporting the trends that will most impact them. Obviously, most of these impact many industries (not just web professionals).

The top workplace trends for 2018 include:

  • Leaders encourage more human interaction
  • The next wave of learning credentials
  • Companies focus on upskilling and retraining current workers
  • Artificial intelligence becomes embedded in the workplace
  • Financial and mental wellness get prioritized
  • Employee burnout causes more turnover
  • Workforce decisions sway consumer behavior
  • Companies take diversity more seriously
  • The deregulation of labor laws
  • The aging workforce

Graphic with images of many tools (such as HTML5, CSS3, Angular, Vue, Git, PHP and more)

Trends changing how companies hire in 2018 and beyond

The HR world has changed over the past decade. Like every other field, HR is susceptible to changes and trends.

Better interviews = better hires

Traditional interviews aren’t going anywhere, but they’re getting a bit of polishing this year and beyond. If you’re looking to streamline or equalize the interview itself, there are HR software programs that essentially craft your interview script, standardizing interviews across a pool of candidates. Online skill assessments, designed to gauge a candidate’s soft skills, give you more data before a candidate ever walks through your doors in their best interview suit.

Prioritizing diversity

Diversity is a priority in just about every industry right now, and for good reason. Lack of diversity is becoming a significant liability and can lead to issues with an ever-more-diverse public.

Big Data Influence

With the increased use of hiring databases and HR software platforms capable of collecting information on employees from application to retirement, there’s no shortage of information that companies can use.

This article –Trends changing how companies hire in 2018 and beyond has more information for those who are interested.

10 Jobs That Still Can’t Find Enough Qualified Employees

Finding a job is never an easy thing to do, especially given the past decade or so of economic instability. The number of job vacancies in certain sectors is huge, and there are tons of jobs hiring.

Following are some of the jobs that employers can’t seem to fill – (note which one is at the top)

1. Web developers

2. Computer analysts

3. Industrial engineers

4. IT administrators

5. Health and medical administrators

6. Sales managers

7. Marketing professionals

8. Software developers

9. Nurses

10. Truck drivers

You can get more information by reading this article.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

If you are looking for Web Developer jobs then the Bureau of Statistics has summary for the Web Developers jobs. What developers do, work environment, how to become a Web Developer, job outlook, State and area data associated pay and more. Visit this link for the detail.

More Information

There is a wealth of information about many of these careers. We thought this list of resources would be helpful to readers.

This week we focused on the Web Employment Trends in 2018 and how companies hire in 2018 and beyond. We also have seen which jobs employers are not able to fill.

We always look forward to your comments and feedback (whether you are a member or not).

We encourage members (and non-members) check out our social media channels. If you aspire to be a web professional and don’t know where to start, we offer a number of beginning classes to our members via our School Of Web learning management system. As a member, your first class is free.

 

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Web Professional Trends 2016 – Employment

A recent Computerworld forecast reminded us that web development continues to crack the list of the top 10 most in-demand IT skills. Organizations have come to rely on the Web as a key channel for connecting with customers, clients, partners and employees. Most organizations no longer need to establish a web presence; they now need people with the ability to insure their sites are usable, accessible and ready for business.

This is not news to any  practicing Web Professional. We have known this for years. Yes, there are many opportunities (both from a technical and non-technical perspective).  What is new is the rapid proliferation of technology choices when leveraging the Web for business. A decade ago, few gave any thought to a mobile experience. Now we need responsive websites and many clamor for apps. As Web Professionals today, we are confronted with these key issues:

  • What does it mean to have a web presence?
  • What does it mean to be ready and open for business?

It is so easy to create a web presence that many parts of organizations are doing it (whether shadow projects or sponsored). Yet, many of the individuals involved are not Web professionals. They do not think in terms of user experience, accessibility, search engine rank and many of the other aspects we consider when developing and expanding sites. Yes, it will be up to us and others to help educate others that there is more to a web presence than just code and basic content. Otherwise, we will eventually be handed a “steaming pile” created by someone else and have to clean it up. We can no longer work in silos, nor can we ignore the work of those using these tools which make it easy to develop a web presence. We recognize this is an uphill battle.

We also need to help others understand what it means to be open for business. There are many things to consider (such as how you collect payments, what customer information to retain, what metrics to track, how to measure the success of various initiatives and campaigns and more). Web professionals who have a solid understanding of business and marketing (hybrid individuals who understand both the technology and the business) will be the ones most in demand. It is no longer up to small groups or individuals with a narrow focus. We also need to be very aware of security issues and how to defend against many attack vectors as well as how to respond if a site or app is compromised.

Here at WebProfessionals.org, our intent is to help you identify opportunities to prosper in today’s challenging times. There are many different aspects which one can pursue (many with technical skills and many without). Social media, content management, user experience are some of many opportunities which have arisen in the past few years.

As a not for profit organization supporting aspiring and practicing web professionals, we intend to help you navigate through the noise.

  • First, focus on what you like to do as a web professional. There is likely a job associated. Make certain you are able to communicate the value you bring to the business (and do so on a regular basis).
  • Make certain you have the ability to be a team player. Make an effort to share your knowledge, skills, and abilities with others on a regular basis.
  • As importantly, develop a set of talking points to help educate others who may not understand why these issues are important (and why a professional is needed).
  • Lastly, focus on how you can keep your skills in your chosen area current. What have you done to “sharpen the saw” this month?

Best always,
Mark DuBois, Community Evangelist and Director of Education

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IT Project Manager – Employment Contract

San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego, CA
Job description: …management experience * Solid understanding of information systems to include mainframe, middleware, UNIX/WINTEL server, desktop, software, applications, information protection, storage, network, web and emerging technologies. * Strong leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills * Exceptional verbal and written communication skills…. View full post on Dice.com – Web Application

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JWT INSIDE Recognized with Four Web Marketing Association WebAwards, Including Best Employment Web site

JWT INSIDE, one of the world’s leading employee communications and marketing agencies, was honored with four Web Marketing Association 2010 WebAwards; including Best Employment Web site for the NewYork-Presbyterian Careers Site. The WebAwards honor the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for Web site development.

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