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
In an earlier article we already discussed what exactly is meant with cultural fit and why it is a good choice for companies to consider it while looking for new employees. As a reminder: employees with a good cultural fit tend to stay longer in a company, are more motivated and help to create a harmonious teamwork. On the other hand, cultural fit shouldn’t be seen as a synonym for uniformity, because this would not be a good thing for the company either. All of this is easier said than done. The question here is, how one can find a cultural fit.… Continue
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
In our last blog article, we discussed the term “new work” in general. We have seen that new work reunites many different phenomena which determine the work of the future. The workplace is one of them. In the workplace of the future, spaces are being reinvented, and within this context, the need for workers to actually work inside the company’s walls is questioned.
Individual workplaces belong to the past. Work zones are currently trending. Innovative companies focus increasingly on a wide range of working environments that adapt to the work activities of the employees. In addition to workspaces which are suitable for teamwork and cross-departmental encounters, there is a need for quiet retreats if one needs to concentrate.… Continue