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How will technology shape the future of global mobility?

As a further way of improving UX, many organisations wish to involve assignees in the GM process. Their contributions can be as simple as completing forms for themselves and their dependants to retrieving documents ahead of their posting and throughout assignment.

Article by: Here, Emanuela Boccagni, Commercial Director EMEA - ECA International | Published: 31 January 2020

How Digital Nomads are Shaping the World of Work in 2020

Trying to regulate earnings and taxes can be a real headache when travelling between countries and earning from clients in multiple currencies. Services like Curve are making life easier for digital nomads, and cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin are helping travellers to cut through a lot of the red tape around international payments.

Article by: John Williams, Head of Marketing - Instant Offices | Published: 30 January 2020

Changing Employee Benefits in a Modern Gig Economy

With the rise in demand for more flexible working patterns and better work-life balance, the HR team is faced with the dilemma of designing a new kind of ‘employee benefit’ scheme that will ultimately make the business stand out as first choice for freelancers of all types. 

Article by: Lubaina Manji, Senior Programme Manager - Nesta Challenges | Published: 29 January 2020

Five tips towards improving employee finances

Before any financial wellbeing initiatives are implemented in the workplace, it’s imperative that employers understand the needs of their employees first. This is because each employee will have individual circumstances which are likely to result in different financial priorities.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work, | Published: 27 January 2020

Why CVs will soon be removed from the tech recruitment process

For every job opening, there're up to 250 applications with only around five invited to interview. Yet, employers are experiencing a shortage of talent, with 72% saying they struggle to find skilled candidates for their open positions. With the average cost per hire of £3,000, employers should get suitably skilled applicants. What’s going wrong?

Article by: Gurvinder Singh, Co-founder - TechRank | Published: 25 January 2020

Consumerisation of Work

How realistic is the concept of consumerisation of work? At first blush, not very, says Jonathan Maude, Chair of the UK/EU Employment Law Committee at international law firm, Vedder Price. While there are some similarities there are also significant differences.

Article by: Jonathan Maude, Chair of the UK/EU Employment Law Committee - Vedder Price | Published: 24 January 2020

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Breaking diversity barriers

Breaking down barriers in diversity isn’t an easy task and there will be individuals who are against the changes. But by creating a workplace environments that is open about gender-related issues and making women feel comfortable to talk about issues, you are setting a trend that shows that the workplace is an open and free space, not just in diversity but for all social issues. Remember, change can only be possible if you are all open to moving together.

Article by: By Alexandra Anders, EMEA Talent Director -Cornerstone OnDemand | Published: 22 January 2020

Open plan coworking spaces is it the most productive solution for your business? 

It may seem like a no-brainer, but many of these types of businesses are conducted in open-plan environments. However, 700 respondents from industries like software, creative, marketing and architecture were asked about their workplace, and it was discovered that 58% craved more private spaces for problem solving and 54% found their current working environment too distracting.”

Article by: Todor Madzharov, Co-Founder - MEAVO | Published: 21 January 2020

How to overcome career fear and find genuine happiness

“My hope is that older professionals develop the same attitude as millennials to their career. I’d advise them that age means little – one of our aims is to alter that mindset, and to show the older professional that their potential is limitless. Ultimately, we spend a lot of our lives in work, and we all deserve to feel happy in that environment”.

Article by: Penny Strutton, Business Psychologist | Published: 17 January 2020