As organisations across the UAE and the GCC region accelerate their digital transformation drives into the new year, employees with strong technical skills in technology, finance, and engineering will be in demand as companies look to bolster their skeletal workforce. Hiring and talent experts noted that 2021 would spell great news for jobseekers and professionals looking to change their careers, as organisations were increasingly announcing openings for new roles that came with a host of benefits. “The most in-demand professionals in the market in 2020, that we expect to have increased job opportunities going forward, are IT specialists with digital technology and data-driven skill sets,” said Chris Greaves, managing director, Hays Gulf Region. “This demand has come about as a result of the ongoing focus on digitisation and automation by organisations across all sectors. Irrespective of the pandemic, to remain afloat and competitive in their respective markets, companies must invest in enterprise applications, cloud computing and new digital apps, rather than make do with legacy technology.” He added that there remains a vast supply of available talent in the Gulf region and that this has only increased in the last year ...read more...