As graduation season commences, more Gen Z are entering the workforce. Although the pandemic has had a negative impact on the last graduating year in securing employment, 2021 is going to be better. According to NACE, employers are to hire 7.2% more university graduates this year than they did in 2020.
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed our work environment and how we interact with our colleagues in the place of work. The sudden shift towards remote working presents a great opportunity to reshape and reinvent the future of the workplace after the pandemic. While in the past we defined work based on an office location, several experts predict that in the future, a good number of employees will be allowed to work from remote locations as long as they are connected to the web. This is mainly due to rapid improvement in hybrid working. Moreover, all the policies concerning remote work are now becoming more and more accurate.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that bad hires can be catastrophic for your company. Therefore it is important to gauge whether or not your workers will work well within your company structure. This is even more important when considering remote working templates. But how can you tell whether your employees will thrive in a remote environment?
Coronavirus spreading at rocket speeds has affected everything starting from the availability of hand sanitizers to the ban on international travel. This is the key reason why several companies are now recommending or mandating their employees to work from home until and unless the effect of the virus is slowed down. Several people fantasize about working from the comfort of their own homes. While you are working remotely, you gain flexibility to do your job right. However, at times, this luxury can turn into a missed opportunity, especially if you aren’t planning accordingly.
Remote working has increased immensely over the past few years. The number of remote workers has grown at rocket speed to a whopping 115 %! In accordance with the report filed by the Global Workplace Analytics, remote work has nearly doubled since 2005. This is largely due to workers having to work from home during the pandemic. While experiencing the perks of working from home, many workers do not want to return to the office full-time. Almost 74 % of the office goers in Europe say that they are more likely to choose their job based on the employer's remote working policy. Furthermore, the benefits of remote working aren't only limited to the flexibility it offers- it also provides benefits for different businesses. In this blog we will be broadly discussing some of the benefits as well as the challenges faced by remote working.
The key to a company’s success is its ability to recruit and retain the best talent. Boosting employee experience, helping employees advance in their careers, and investing in their future prospects within the company should be top priorities.
As harsher restrictions are imposed internationally in order to suppress the spread of Covid-19, more of us are being encouraged to work from home. Despite having practiced working remotely last year, many may not be going into the new year as organised as they may have expected thanks to juggling home-schooled children, WFH housemates and support bubbles whilst trying to focus on their job. Has your desk space been made redundant in favor of the more comforting sofa in front of the TV? Fear not, we are here to help.
Even if you’re short on space, time or money, we’ve got 5 easy tips to help you curate a workspace that promotes productivity and works for you.
The ‘New Normal’ has been the breeding ground for a specific type of remote worker… the digital nomad. Although remote working may feel new, many workers have been working remotely and/or flexibly for many years before the pandemic hit. However, following the post coronavirus shift towards remote working solutions many workers do not want to return to the office. Due to a fall in tourism holiday destinations have shifted their focus towards remote ‘workations’ in order to attract visitors. But which places are opening their doors to remote workers?
I wanted to share a tiny piece about where we are at Wurkr from a personal perspective in case it may be of interest to those on a similar journey. As many of you who know me know it’s been quite an unexpected journey to this point. Really not a planned career move as is often the case I guess. Because Wurkr evolved out of a genuine need for me to work flexibly I have a real passion for the platform.