RANDSTAD CANADA’S MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS, TOP 10 REMOTE POSITIONS AND MOST PAID JOBS FOR 2022

COVID-19 has stepped on the accelerator in the workforce. Suddenly, the most sought-after skills, the most in-demand jobs and the most rewarding jobs of the past are no longer necessarily so today.

MONTREAL, January 12, 2022 / CNW Telbec / – Randstad Canada, an industry leader in HR services, has released its annual career forecast for 2022. Although last year’s goal was to get Canadian businesses back on their feet and to operate at full capacity, the impacts of Covid -19 on the Canadian economy and workforce have created permanent changes that are here to stay. Randstad Canada has focused its career forecast for 2022 on three key areas: the skills most in demand, the 10 most important remote positions and the highest paying positions for 2022. The lists reflect the changes that Canadians have experienced in their career. professional and personal world since March 2021.

“Adaptability, efficiency and responsiveness are the key themes that will permeate throughout 2022 and will be important for organizations to adopt if they want to set themselves apart from their competitors and maintain their competitive advantage,” said Patrick Poulin, Group President, Randstad Canada. “Once again, this year, we anticipate that job seekers will be spoiled for choice if they have the skills so sought after by employers.”

Supply chain issues continue to have a negative ripple effect on goods and services. Businesses have been forced to become more efficient and re-evaluate their business models, more closely monitoring their bottom line and spending habits. Skills such as budgeting, accounting, and quality control have become of paramount importance in running a successful organization.

The skills most in demand for 2022
Labor markets are constantly changing, but the COVID-19 pandemic has stepped on the accelerator on many of these changes. As a result, employers are looking for candidates with both technical and soft skills that weren’t as relevant before 2020. But the coronavirus isn’t the only agent of change impacting employers’ priorities. Economic pressures, changing customer preferences, highly competitive markets and regulatory requirements are also playing a central role in the change we are seeing.

The skills most in demand in 2022:

1.

Customer service

6.

Budgeting

2.

Planning

seven.

Project management

3.

Sales

8.

Quality control

4.

Cleaning

9.

Administrative Support

5.

repair

ten.

Accounting

While retail workers and cashiers were in high demand last year, customer service is now more important than ever to businesses. Consumers have many options – online and offline – and if they only have one bad experience with a brand, they’re likely to go elsewhere. This is why job seekers with customer service and administrative support skills will have no difficulty finding employment in 2022.

Planning is a new role added to this year’s list due to the need for businesses to consider safety and well-being factors. Businesses need to adhere to health regulations and ensure that their working environment is safe and they are turning to smart planning software and other solutions to ensure a steady and distant flow of people while serving everyone. world.

“Organizations initially focused on making sure their people had the technology and security they needed to stay up and running, now the focus is on the long-term need to drive sales. , to provide the best customer service in its class, to provide a safe environment for their employees. and customers and effectively manage their budgets. Thus, customer service representatives, salespeople, scheduling and budgeting specialists, and accounting positions will be among the most sought-after professionals in the years to come, ”adds Poulin. “From an employee perspective, this gives Canadians the opportunity to improve, refine and reuse skills they may have used in previous roles.

Working from home is no longer an optional benefit: Top 10 remote work roles
Canadians have now adjusted and expect flexibility from their employers. For some, telecommuting has become their permanent reality, while others have taken a more hybrid approach of commuting to their workplace a few days a week and working from home the rest.

“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working and flexible hybrid approaches tended to be perks that employers included to soften job postings or compensate for wages that weren’t quite competitive on the job. Marlet. But the pandemic has changed the way everyone views remote jobs, “Poulin says.” We have seen that companies can make these environments work. During the pandemic, companies invested resources in process development and of systems to enable and improve remote working. Workers and business owners want to be able to work from home to stay to some extent. ”

For job seekers who want to continue working from the comfort and security of their home, the top 10 remote workstations to look for in 2022 require a range of different skills, from sales and marketing to software development. , through call center representatives, IT and administrative support. , project management and accounting.

The top 10 teleworking professions in 2022:





1.

Call center representative

6.

Social media manager

2.

EXPERIENCED SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

seven.

Data analyst

3.

Accounting

8.

Project Manager

4.

Accounting

9.

Administrative Assistant

5.

Digital marketing

ten.

IT support

Digital marketing and social media management continue to be of the utmost importance to businesses. The ability to attract foot traffic slowed (or disappeared altogether) for many businesses during the height of the pandemic, forcing businesses without a strong digital presence to learn to compete online. Even after things start to open up, online marketing plays a vital role in the success of all types of businesses.

“As businesses continue to adapt to remote working and invest in tools like Microsoft Teams to improve communication for employees working outside the office, it’s easy to see how many roles such as developers software, call center representatives, project managers, and data analysts are moving to a remote or work-from-home environment, ”Poulin said. Employers need to continue to think hard and make an effort to ensure their employees have the tools and support they need to authentically connect with their colleagues and work from home effectively and efficiently, ”he said. Poulin said.

Show Me The Money: The 10 Highest Paid Jobs
This year Randstad has added an exciting new category to its report. A recent Randstad study indicated that as nearly half of Canadians are considering quitting their jobs to find a new opportunity (confer ‘the big resignation’), you can be sure a higher salary will be on wish lists. many job seekers. Wages tend to rise in many industries due to factors such as skills shortages, rapid growth after openings following COVID-19 closures, and now more than ever, confident job seekers who have not afraid to negotiate for a better salary.

The highest paying jobs in Canada in 2022:

1.

Software Developer and Engineers

6.

Business development

2.

Financial Controller

seven.

Cloud architect

3.

Factory manager

8.

IT operations manager

4.

Application programming manager

9.

Electrical Engineer

5.

Marketing director

ten.

Construction project manager

“With so many organizations relying on cloud computing systems software and seamless IT integrations to help them manage their businesses remotely, it’s no surprise that there is a great need for roles based on technology such as cloud architects, IT operations managers, application program managers, and software developers. and software engineers, ”says Poulin. “This demand will only continue to grow in the future, my advice to young Canadians looking for a meaningful and profitable career path would be to seek technology-focused jobs.”

The pressures on the housing market and the need for different types of business structures are translating into a high demand for construction project managers. Canada faces a general shortage of STEM that often results in higher pay for technical jobs like electrical engineering and management-oriented jobs like plant manager.

About Randstad Canada
Randstad Canada is a leader in the HR services industry and specializes in flexible work solutions. As a trusted partner in the digital world of talent, we combine the expertise and passion of our employees with the most innovative HR technologies to help talent and organizations realize their true potential.

SOURCE Randstad Interim Inc. dba Randstad Canada.

For further information: or to book an interview with Patrick Poulin, please contact: Au Québec, Patricia Archambault, [email protected]; In Central and Western Canada, Karen Nussbaum; [email protected]

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