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FEBRUARY 2021

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No more fomo: top firms turn to VR to liven up meetings

Companies splash out on new tech and office design to cut commuting and usher in the new dawn of post-lockdown hybrid working

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Five ways to action better gender balance in the workplace

What busineeses need to address to dramatically improve gender equality and meet the needs of what women want in the workplace in 2021.

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Thriving in the Age of Hybrid Work

Organizations and people who, as a function of their skills composition, already appeared more future-ready and crisis-proof before the pandemic are emerging stronger from it — or at least more intact, making pre-existing inequalities even more pronounced.

Future of Work

The future of work after COVID-19

This report on the future of work after COVID-19 – The pandemic accelerated excisting trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations. 

Published date: 18 Feb

Source: Mckinsey

3 Pandemic changes to your workday you probably didn’t notice

Some subtle ways in which our workdays and work habits have changed. Once you are aware of these changes, you can choose which to keep and which to change.

Published date: 20 Feb

Source: Forbes

How to lead thousands of employees you’ve never met 

Insights from a “virtual’ CEO gained in her first six months.

Published date: 18 Feb

Source: Forbes

Reinvention mandate: succeeding in 2020 and beyond

In the face of rapid and continuous change, the need to reskill and upskill entire workforces is one of the most significant challenges we face today and for the foreseeable future.

Published date: 19 Feb

Source: Forbes

Talent Acquisition

Technology, diversity, and a global mindset: here’s what’s in store for remote hiring in 2021

The impact of remote hiring on diverse teams, newfound technology needs, and how the remote model can drive candidate experience.

Published date: 18 Feb

Source: Forbes

Nine lessons human resources leaders can learn from venture capitalists

It is no secret that VCs thrive on making educated bets on big risks. They actively participate in the crucial role of ensuring that their portfolio companies generate value.This article encourages HR executives to infuse some of the learnings from the VC community into their HR and talent management strategies.

Published date: 23 Feb

Source: Forbes

Flexible Work

Remote workers say they’re happier, but working from home brings its own problems

Workers report feeling happier when working from home, though there seems to be a disconnect between staff sentiments and employer demands, according to research from Microsoft.

Published date: 18 Feb

Source: Tech Republic

Introducing working from anywhere

How Spotify is going to let employees choose whether to work at home, an office or both.

Published date: 12 Feb

Source: Spotify HR Blog

Leading with compassion: How to marry empathy to economics

Empathy, as a leadership skill, is a relatively new phenomenon. As a human characteristic, compassion is as innate as any other emotion – however, it’s rarely seen as a key component in business. Find out how COVID-19 changed all of that.

Published date: 17 Feb

Source: Human Resources Director

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