Internship is an experience that everybody has to go through eventually. Hours and hours of hard work, sleeping bad and stress until finally you get hired and become part of the staff. However, these are also some of the most exciting years of your career because everything is new! So, let’s take a look at the most important moments that every intern has to go through.
Our way of working finds itself in a state of flux. This change is not entirely new or uncommon. New technologies are influencing tomorrow’s working environment and even if, at present, a few workers and companies are still fighting against changes, they will in the future be forced to acclimatise to certain developments.
These days, modern employees must be involved in lifelong learning because work processes are changing faster than in the past century and are partly digitised and automated.
However, companies are increasingly becoming more transparent and the modern human resource policy relies on open communication, trust and flexibility. Websites, such as Great Place To Work or the muse, offer direct insight into the work climate of firms. Whoever wants to attract talent, and keep it long term, has to present itself as a more attractive employer and implement concepts like life and workplace flexibility. Management personnel who ignore the modern form of working run the risk of losing talent and damaging the employee satisfaction and productivity with their work climate.
The following developments and trends will have a say in the working world of tomorrow.
Now we all know that old stereotype, if you work from home you’re actually just going to be sat in PJs catching up on Netflix, or if you’re feeling really productive putting laundry on! However, with more and more companies now allowing employees to work from home and a growing number of freelancers it’s time to shake that stereotype and show that working from home can be just as productive, if not more productive than working in an office.
Read on to see our tips for effective working, no matter how often you work at home!
You always work at home
So if you’re a freelancer who always works at home, you decided against renting office space to save money, and you’ve managed to put up that IKEA flat pack desk. You know that if your internet is slow or drops out you can lose out on jobs – and you don’t want to do that! Plus you dread trying to have a video call with someone and the connection to keep dropping.
Our Tip: To make sure you’re at your productivity peak, you need fast, reliable broadband and fibre broadband is the best option for this. Once you’re connected you can work without worrying about pages freezing while loading and your call quality will be crystal clear (or if it’s not, at least you can blame their broadband)!
“The most productive work is that which comes from the hands of a happy man” (Víctor Pauchet)
We’re not alone. There are more and more applications designed to make our lives easier: being more productive in our professional environment; meeting targets effectively; and managing projects with maximum guarantees.
We suggest 3 applications with different purposes:
1. WOFFU.COM. Employee holiday manager. A jewel for the Human Resources department that means they can keep control of holiday days, overtime and absenteeism from work within the company. It’s easy to use and has lots of advantages to encourage you to say farewell to the classic Excel:
- It can be accessed from any device.
- It has various set-up and visualisation filters.
- It sends email notifications of holiday requests, approvals and related comments.
- It sends alerts regarding conflicts of dates within a department and regarding start dates for holidays.
- It has a counter for overtime and absenteeism from work for subsequent conversion into holiday days.
For other similar options you can try whosoff.com or Timestatic.
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle (Washington). In 2015, they opened their doors in Mexico, which means, in the words of Juan Carlos García, director of Amazon Mexico, “Amazon’s biggest international launch to date”. There are those who assure us that its arrival in Mexico is just the start of its international expansion around Latin America.
AMAZON, A POWERFUL EMPLOYMENT GENERATOR
Amazon, with more than 97,000 full-time employees, is a real employment-generating machine. Although the volume of employment vacancies in Mexico is still low-key, due to its recent implementation, forecasts are promising if we take into account the trend in countries where Amazon is already established.
More than 100,000 Christmas jobs in the United States. Amazon had announced plans to hire more than 100,000 people in the United States over the Christmas period for its 50 customer service centres and 20 logistics centres: 20% more than last year.