Remote Working in Full Force
Remote working has been part of our lifestyles since the start of the pandemic.
The benefits of flexible or remote working are clear.
And while the idea isn’t a new one, the technology is now available to make it much easier and cheaper to do it successfully.
In our tech recap this week, we look at Airbnb’s commitment to remote workplaces. We also look at Digital transformation in automation and healthcare, Elon Musk’s Twitter deal, and Hiring of Gen Z.
Airbnb commits to fully remote workplace: ‘Live and work anywhere’
Airbnb is going all in on the “live anywhere, work anywhere” philosophy.
This philosophy is that much of the business world has been forced to adopt, committing to full-time remote work for most employees and a handful of perks like 90 days of international work/travel.
It’s a strong, simple policy that so few large companies have had the guts to match.
Read more here.
Digital transformation in automation and healthcare.
When a new “driving force” comes along, the digital transformation can have a profound impact on a firm or industry.
By forcing hospitals and health systems to quickly adapt to this “new normal,” the COVID-19 pandemic may be the most significant catalyst in recent history for healthcare reform.
This reform is elevating healthtech to a mainstream role.
There are technologies emerging as possible solutions for the scarcity of healthcare workers and reduced burden today.
Read more about it here.
Elon Musk’s plans for making money with Twitter reportedly include job cuts.
As part of his pitch to raise funds to acquire Twitter, Elon Musk apparently “floated” the idea of cutting jobs at Twitter to improve its bottom line, according to a Bloomberg report.
“While nothing is set in stone — and Musk himself had no access to Twitter’s non-public financials at the time — he specifically mentioned job cuts”.
The Washington Post reported that Musk discussed making “efficiencies” at the company in the conversations with bankers, “which could include job cuts.”
There are still a lot of uncertainties about what Twitter will look like under Musk’s ownership, assuming the $44 billion deal announced Monday goes through as expected.
So far, the best indication of what he wants to do with the platform comes from his own words in a press release.
Great Expectations: What Employers Need to Do to Attract Gen Z Talent
Hiring Generation Z employees is not an easy task for organizations as candidates have several expectations and options today.
Monster recently studied the emerging workforce and employers to understand the alignments and disconnects between them to help the latter develop appropriate hiring strategies.
The global workforce has undergone a sea change over the last few years.
Baby boomers are retiring, and Generation Z graduates have entered the workforce.
NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 report shows that organizations plan to hire 26.6% more new graduates than last year.
Attracting and hiring Gen Z candidates can be challenging for employers.
Read more here.