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.
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.
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?
As remote working professionals, we could go on and on about the pros of working remotely. But did you know that working remotely has a positive impact on the environment? On average remote workers reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel consumption, air pollution, single-use plastic and paper waste. By simply working remotely for a few days / week, we could make a big difference in battling the climate crisis.
It’s fair to say that a lot changed in 2020. Not only did the pandemic catapult us into uncharted waters, it has also had an enormous impact on the way in which we work.
Now that many of us have become remote/hybrid working pros, we have all experienced the highs and lows of working away from the office. What if we told you that there needn’t be any lows at all?
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