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  • How innovation within the retail sector has impacted the demand for automation engineers

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    For many, the concept of automation is associated with a loss of jobs. However this is rarely the case; automation can actually lead to a wealth of opportunity. As the engineering industry becomes more automated, we’re seeing a significant demand in specialist roles. We spoke to Samuel Robinson, Recruitment Consultant at Progressive, to find out more. The changing face of re...

  • What engineering jobs are in high demand?

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    There’s a growing demand for STEM professionals as fewer people are entering the industries. And across the world, the engineering shortage is becoming increasingly evident. We spoke with Elsa Naughton, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Progressive, to find out more. What does the engineering shortage look like? In the UK, it’s estimated the engineering industry will need 1.8...

  • Customer Experience and Digital Innovation within businesses in Australia

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    2017 has seen the continuous growth of businesses moving away from product focused environment and towards a customer-centric model. Digital Innovation now plays an integral role towards customer experience. 64% of Australian consumers indicated that it is very or extremely important for organisations to respond to their feedback to ensure they maintain loyal customers. Cust...

  • Is hyper-convergence more than just a hype in Australia?

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    The technology sector in Australia has been under pressure to become more agile both in its operations and functions to meet ever-changing demands. Complex manual processes or non-integrated infrastructure can no longer provide the power, simplicity, and speed necessary to meet the growing demands of society. As a result, the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) market has g...

  • Challenges that are prompting change within the technology sector in Australia

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    "68% of organisations ranked growth as one of their top priorities while 43% of organisations looking to restructure and a total of 31% looking to hire, it seems like niche talent within technology will see a growing demand." The technology sector in Australia has encountered a number of emerging trends since 2017 that includes greater business transformation, the continuing...

  • Australia committed to enhance IT sector with increased expenditure in 2017-18

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    Technology has been the catalyst for growth across the Asia-Pacific region and for us here in Progressive Australia (part of the larger SThree group), we are excited to assist this plan with the region reinstating its commitment to channel its resources into this sector. With the announcement of the Budget, along with the support of Gartner’s analysis of the market, it was p...

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption to pick up pace in Australia

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    The rise of AI trends around technologically-savvy nations have been rapid with its state-of-the-art capabilities to improve efficiency and productivity of businesses. While starting slightly behind the early adopters of AI, Australia needs to start picking up its pace in the race towards a smart city revolution. A survey of business leaders has discovered that Australian co...

  • Family Day with Progressive in Australia

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    Thank you to all our Clients and Candidates who joined us at our Family Day last Saturday. We were delighted to have had more than 220 clients, candidates and their families join Progressive at a private screening of Captain Underpants at the HOYTS Entertainment Quarter. Before the movie, there were fun-filled activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting, an activity ...

  • How is Dubai strengthening its efforts on cyber security?

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    As stated in the Internet Security Threat Report from security-giant Symantec, the UAE is the second most targeted country in the Middle East for cyber-attacks. This has placed the region on high alert as they attempt to work towards a smart and digital city. What initiatives have been taken? Cyber Security Strategy 2017 To ensure that its goal is an achievable and sustainab...

  • Struggles of the Oil sector in Southeast Asia: long-term or a passing phase?

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    Acclaimed to play an indisputable role in the global energy market with fast growing economies, Indonesia ranks third largest natural gas resource in Asia after Turkmenistan and China. This has paved way for Southeast Asia to reign as a region rich in oil and gas resources. However, the outlook for growth within this sector in the region remains bleak. With declining product...