JUNE 14, 2016 BY KEN
G’day, this is Ken Simpson and welcome to episode 37 of Beyond the Black Stump.
Do you live to work, or do you work to live? My guess is that most fit into the later group. So altruistic ideas around awareness raising and learning are good, but show me the money!
My guest today is well positioned to advise on the return on investment for our personal learning and development. She runs one of the better known recruitment firms in the BC/risk field and we discuss the skills and expertise that employers are looking for.
The company she founded, BC Management, also produces a number of industry research reports – including their long running survey of remuneration in the industry.
Stay with me as I explore what makes you employable for a senior role in the industry today, and how those in-demand skills might change into the future. Let’s go Beyond the Black Stump with Cheyene Marling.
- Hear Cheyene talk about the growth in direct entry to the industry [09:50]
- “There were 10.4% respondents that have achieved a degree specific to business continuity, emergency management planning and that is up from 8% in 2014 and then 5.5% in 2012. From 2012, 5.5% achieving a degree specific to the profession up to 10.4. That’s data that was collected between January and March of this year.“
- Cheyene’s view on my “get out to get on” advice [12:50]
- On the need to build the “soft skills” [15:40]
- We discuss the World Economic Forum’s view on skills for future [19:48]
- Cheyene’s top 3 pieces of advice [25:10]
Links referenced in this episode
- Cheyenne’s LinkedIN profile
- BC Management Inc
- World Economic forum Report – “The 10 skills you need to third win the Fourth Industrial Revolution“.
- Black Stump LinkedIN Group
Are you in the job market, or thinking about making a move? What are your views on the skills demanded today and for the future? I would love to read about your perspectives on the Black Stump LinkedIn group.
I am especially interested in exploring the ideas we discussed around greater focus on softer skills and how those are taught and developed.
When we think about how we invest in our own development, remember the golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules.
We need to understand what employers want, today and into the future – rather than what the industry and practitioners might want that profile to look like.
Food for thought on your journey. Stay safe and I hope you will join me again next week.