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This competition will bypass the crisis. Who doesn’t need to be afraid of layoffs in 2023?

This competition will bypass the crisis.  Who doesn’t need to be afraid of layoffs in 2023?

This competition will bypass the crisis. Who doesn’t need to be afraid of layoffs in 2023?

Every now and then, another company announces plans to make redundancies. The reduction of jobs has already been announced by: the MAN company, the Velux window manufacturer, the Cerrad ceramic tile manufacturer, Kross bike manufacturer, the Swedish H&M chain, the Polish branch of Shopee and the Rolling Bearing Factory in Kraśnik. The coming months may be difficult for many employees. The energy crisis and slowdown in construction will have far-reaching consequences. But not all industries are bad. There are many that are resistant to the crisis and many professions in which the gap is so large that it will not be possible to fill it for many years to come. Which professions are immune to the crisis? We have selected the five most important ones.

People who plan to pursue a career in IT should not worry about work. Especially cybersecurity experts and programmers. – The demand for IT specialists is growing due to the increasing use of modern technologies. Companies are also still ready to acquire new employees, which is clearly visible in the scale of programmers’ turnover, which is one of the highest among professional groups. 1/4 of employees in this specialization change their employer within six months, notes Mateusz Żydek, spokesperson for Randstad Polska.

According to the estimates of the European Commission, there is a shortage of over 600,000 jobs in the European Union. programmers. In Poland, staff shortages amount to about 50,000. The global shortage of cybersecurity specialists is estimated at nearly 3 million!

2. Data analysts

Data analysts can be calm about the job. – Striving to maximize profits in more difficult economic conditions forces companies to extensively process and analyze data, on the basis of which the best directions for the development of business strategy, products and services are set. As a consequence, employers show a growing demand for data analysts, data engineers and experts working as Data Scientists – notes Agnieszka Kolenda, executive director at Hays Poland.

In the IT industry, he adds analytics and data engineering is a specialization that is gaining in importance very quickly. “Dynamic growth in demand with insufficient supply of candidates makes recruitment for this type of position a challenge for companies,” says the expert.

3. Financial/business controllers, accountants

In the finance and accounting industry financial/business controllers or accountants should not be afraid of the coming crisis. Quick access to data and the ability to present them in a legible way will be a particularly sought-after competence. – Access to clear management information and a recommendation supported by the right numbers will also always be desirable in business. The volatile macroeconomic situation and high dynamics on the markets will strengthen such profiles on the market even more. He can also enter the new year calmly Tax Accountant, i.e. an accountant with a strong tax background. Profiles on the borderline of tax consultancy and accounting will continue to enjoy great interest, believes Artur Skiba, President of the Management Board of Antal.

The period of economic downturn is usually favorable to experts in the field of finance, specializing in data analysis, building business models and financial planning. – Lots of job offers financial and business analysts and controlling specialists. Demand for experienced employees exceeds their availability on the market, therefore candidates can count on interesting job offers and have a chance to negotiate remuneration – notes Agnieszka Kolenda from Hays Poland.

4. Drivers

The labor market still reports a high demand for drivers. – The huge demand for drivers with simultaneous shortages in these professional groups can be seen most clearly on the example of the difficulties faced by public transport companies. Some of them even cut bus schedules this year – says Mateusz Żydek, spokesman for Randstad Polska.

Drivers are the group that has recently changed their employer most often – this was indicated by as many as 41 percent of respondents. surveyed for the latest Randstad Labor Market Monitor. This is due to staff shortages in forwarding and courier companies, the logistics industry and the tourist sector. – Larger companies effectively fight for candidates, still outperforming competition offers with higher salaries and this trend is not weakening, even despite the economic slowdown – notes Mateusz Żydek from Randstad.

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Goods are still transported on the continent mainly by trucks, and the war in Ukraine and difficulties in the supply of goods from China increase the importance of European transits. – Simultaneously 28 percent drivers are considering going abroad to work. Poles are valued by Western employers, hence there are concerns about the deepening shortage of drivers on the Polish labor market. The more so that e-commerce in the country is not as dynamic as during the pandemic, but it is constantly developing, increasing the number of logistics centers and still generating additional demand for representatives of this professional group – says Mateusz Żydek.

5. Traders with technical knowledge

In times of economic slowdown, it is the smooth operation of the company, the acquisition of new customers, the maintenance of the existing portfolio and the development of the organization that will depend on an effective sales team.

– It is already clear that experienced traders are sought more often than a few months ago. In the number of published job offers available through us, they have been promoted to one of the most sought-after professional categories. However, the current situation will more often create prospects for experienced and qualified salespeople, preferably also specialized in specific sectors and areas, than for beginners, taking their first steps in sales. Companies are especially looking for people who, in addition to sales skills, also have technical knowledgebecause very often it is the developing technical industry, related to e.g. with process automation, is looking for effective salespeople – says Mateusz Żydek from Randstad.

Agnieszka Kolenda, executive director at Hays Poland, notes that the decline in consumption motivates companies to invest in employees responsible for contact with the customer, whose role will be to work on the competitiveness of the offer, reaching new audiences and converting sales in online channels.

– On the one hand, companies will look for effective sales specialists, and on the other hand, experts responsible for building positive customer experiences in the online space: specialists in digital marketing, customer experience, e-commerce, SEO and SEM says the expert.

Author: Justyna Sobolak, associate of Business Insider Polska

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