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Our knowledge base contains information, interesting facts and selected articles on the latest trends and current developments on global labor markets and in the world of semantic technologies relating to human resources and recruitment, occupation (big) data and ontologies / knowledge graphs, job classifications, CV parsing, skills and job matching and much more.

Will there be an outbreak of flexible staffing in China?

If you are a teacher or professor in Switzerland, you could also be having one of the following jobs: CEO or CFO in a bank, IT programmer in a start-up or Ontology supporter in an HR tech company. The last example is in fact the case for one of our employees at JANZZ.technology. As a Chinese reader, you might be surprised: How is it possible for him to have so many jobs?
Many people in Switzerland are having part-time jobs,  » Read more about: Will there be an outbreak of flexible staffing in China?  »

Where are the computer nerds? Shortage of over 40,000 ICT specialists – in Switzerland alone

The ICT professional association of Switzerland has shocked with some incredible news: by 2026 there will be a staff shortage of 40,300 specialists in the information and communication technology sector (ICT). Beware that this number accounts merely for Switzerland, a country with just under 9 million inhabitants. This is the result of an annual study, which analyzed labor market needs with regard to numbers of trainees, immigrants and emigrants as well as retired people. In total,  » Read more about: Where are the computer nerds? Shortage of over 40,000 ICT specialists – in Switzerland alone  »

Why your soft skills beat your hard skills

Everyone is talking about digitalization: “We need to get ready for digitalization now”; “Train yourselves for digitalization.” That’s what companies, the media  and the people sitting next to you in the company canteen say. Even politicians are taking actions: the US employs a “Digital Government Strategy,” the Polish government established an entire ministry for the purpose. The German parliament has a chief coordinator and a state minister for digital affairs, and each ministry has its own digital department.  » Read more about: Why your soft skills beat your hard skills  »

Protect the young people: How accidents and illness at work cost lives and money worldwide

Young people are much more often affected by accidents at work and health problems resulting from their work than older employees. According to the European Agency for Safety and Health, they are up to 40% more prone to work-related injuries than their older colleagues. Therefore, young employees need to receive much better protection and training from their employer.
The United Nations defines young workers as workers between the ages of 15 and 24, irrespective of the kind of work they do,  » Read more about: Protect the young people: How accidents and illness at work cost lives and money worldwide  »

Even more ado about nothing … or why the hype about big data and AI is often more about self-marketing than facts and real progress.

Every two days we produce the amount of data that was produced in total from the beginning of civilization until 2003. This shocking statistic was first presented by former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, in 2010. Since then, data production has certainly accelerated. Although mass data processing is nothing new, the hype surrounding the more familiar term “big data” only started in recent years [1]. But many people are quickly getting lost in this ever-growing jungle of data and often quite abstruse data processing methods.  » Read more about: Even more ado about nothing … or why the hype about big data and AI is often more about self-marketing than facts and real progress.  »