One mistake people often make is chasing career opportunities based on the company’s brand. But a company is a group of people, and It’s the people that will determine your experience, learning and enjoyment. With the right people you can do incredible things, with the wrong people you can quickly hate going to work. The perks of free food, unlimited holidays and roof top yoga are nice, but if the people and culture aren't right for you, it won't be much fun.
The future of work is one of the most interesting topics of the next few years. It will be fascinating to see how many new opportunities and jobs are created.
I've recently come to realise just how many people are trying to find work that offers flexibility. It's now amongst one of the top things candidates are asking for. What's been the most surprising is how many men would like to find a role with flexibility, and that might even have decent paternity leave. Success for men used to be: get a good job, support the family, and don't get divorced. It seems evident that for many men this has been changing quickly, with many looking for jobs with flexibility so their partners can also build the career they want.
The future of work is changing: the days of people working at the same firm until they get a gold watch and retire with a big pension are over. The world is competitive, and firms need to find, attract and hire the very best talent to thrive. It is time for organisations to take action and think about the skills they need and how to find them. In the skills economy, discovering people's hidden strengths, assessing their communication style, and what their potential derailers are, is key to making a great hire. But what is the best way to do this?