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Author: Melissa Rösch

The technology-affine generation and their demands

Demographic change. Generation X, Y and Z. And each of these generations brings new demands to the working world. But how big are the differences between the generations? And how is it possible to satisfy one generation without neglecting the other?

So different, yet similar?

First of all a brief overview: At the moment, we are talking about four different generations on the labor market. The babyboomers (approx. year of birth 1946 – 1964) are regarded as industrious and loyal workers. In contrast, for the generation X (approx. 1965 – 1980) the work takes a less important part in their life.… Continue

Jobsharing – how technology supports the working model

Working Models of the Future and New Work are the new buzzwords par excellence and cannot be overlooked in HR media. And since it is known that the younger generations have changed views on the work-life balance, flexible working-time models are on everyone’s lips and virtually unimaginable. While home office opportunities and sabbaticals are common to many companies, there is a model that is not so often spoken about – although it is actually quite obvious: jobsharing.

Our first article of our series on jobsharing was about what jobsharing is, for whom the model is suitable and which advantages and disadvantages the division of a workplace can offer.… Continue

Jobsharing – when the career doesn’t suffer despite flexibility

Working Models of the Future and New Work are the new buzzwords par excellence and cannot be overlooked in HR media. And since it is known that the younger generations have changed views on the work-life balance, flexible working-time models are on everyone’s lips and virtually unimaginable. But it is not just about the youngsters – even employees of older age nowadays have shifted priorities and want, for example, a better compatibility of family and career. While home office opportunities and sabbaticals are common to many companies, there is a model that is not so often spoken about – although it is actually quite obvious: jobsharing.… Continue

Shortage of skilled workers… Or are the companies simply too demanding?

Skilled worker shortage – in recent years one of the most widely discussed topics in the media. Again and again, companies are saying that there are not enough applicants and therefore a large number of vacancies remain unoccupied. But what is the role of the companies?

According to the recruitment agency Manpower, 41 per cent of companies in Switzerland have difficulties to find skilled worker. Is that because of the lack of skilled workers or is there another explanation for this?

„Many companies have specific requests to their workers. Young graduates with a university degree in a MINT subject and 15 years of professional practice are often sought.… Continue

Lack of Employer Branding: Is the skilled worker shortage of the companies own making after all?

In recent years it has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the media. Again and again, companies are saying that there are not enough applicants and therefore a large number of vacancies remain unoccupied. But what is the role of the companies? How do they recruit and retain qualified talents and can they do something to boost the number of applicants?

More than one in two German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) complain that not all orders can be taken due to a lack of personnel, as a study by Ernst & Young has shown this year. In order to avoid these shortages, companies must strategically position themselves on the labour market, in order to attract attention and recruit the most qualified talents – no company want to lose neither its best candidates nor its most qualified employees to its competitors. … Continue

Digitalization in Europe? Wrong!

Although millions of dollars are invested by governments in digitalization programs, in majority of European SMEs digitalization is still in the early stage of development. About one billion Euros is being wasted in the HR departments of German-speaking DACH countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) alone, due to a lack of digitized processes, as a new study by jacando has shown.

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The digital potential is not being used, or: This was not meant with “digitalization”!

Despite the wide range of possibilities such as one-click applications, social recruiting or various mobile recruiting forms, old structures still predominate in all the countries examined. Applications reach 34% of European SMEs by mail and 52% via e-mail.… Continue

Shortage of skilled workers: Utopia or fact?

In recent years it has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the media. On our blog a little hidden between Big Data, Candidate Experience, Trend Studies and E-Recruiting, it is high time that we devote ourselves to this topic. For it still troubles HR managers every day. But is it really an economic or even social problem, or is it made by the companies? And what can they do about it? The new series “Specialist deficit: Utopia or Fact?” Will bring light into the dark and illuminate the topic from different sides.

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An interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Beckmann, Professor of Human Resources and Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Basel.… Continue