5 in-demand job roles companies should hire amid the new normal2 min read

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Hiring in Singapore has slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. But some companies are still recruiting for roles that are relevant in this new normal. These in-demand job roles are:

1. Infocommunications professionals

Singapore is short of infocomm professionals. These talents work in the tech-driven telecommunications, information science, and media sectors.

Infocomm talents may specialise in: 

  • Telecommunication and broadcasting services (eg wireless, mobile, satellite)
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Networks and services
  • Internet technologies
  • Robotics
  • Nano-electronics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Engineering

There will be vacancies available in this industry for the next 3 years. And demand will increase as society digitalises.

200,000 professionals in Singapore currently work in the infocomm sector. But the industry will need another 60,000 talents over the next 3 years.

The Straits Times

2. Cybersecurity professionals

Talent trained in cybersecurity are needed to keep the company’s systems safe as more people work from home.

They implement firewalls, multi-factor password authentication, and virtual private networks (VPN) for companies.

These measures protect companies’ sensitive data. Only authorised staff will be able to access the information securely.

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3. Artificial intelligence (AI) professionals

Staff with AI know-how can develop automation systems for menial tasks that need to be done in the office.

This way, there will be fewer staff in the workplace. That minimises human interaction. It’s in line with the future of work, where remote working is more common.

4. Operational risk management executives

Operational risk management executives are needed in the financial sector. These staff reduce the bank’s risk of loss because of errors, breaches, or damages.

It’s important to keep risk management techniques efficient as there is more access to data and new business models. That way, banks can navigate the economic downturn. Plus, its investments and performance will continue to do well.

5. Data analysts

Data analysts gather, organise, and interpret data to form useful conclusions for the company. They’re relevant for companies of all industries, especially in the financial sector.

With data, companies gain insights into the business. This helps them better understand audience segments, trends, and outcomes.

Companies can use that to develop a data-driven plan for growth during the economic downturn. And also take advantage of new market opportunities.

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Companies that don’t already have someone in these job roles should consider hiring for them. These professionals will be assets to the company as we move into a future reliant on technology and data.