Working Transitions

becoming a space tour guide what the latest research tells us about future proofing our career

Microsoft recently released a report in conjunction with The Future Laboratory detailing how technology will impact the world of work. Whilst they highlighted roles like human body designer and space tour guide to the list of prospective career paths, beneath the headline grabbing stuff there is no doubt that the workplace is transforming and new types of roles that could not have been imagined even five years ago are now being created.

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Working Transitions

The power of reinvention - how to ensure that you don't lose your identity when you go freelance

The number of people being hired on a permanent basis has dropped more quickly than at any point since May 2009, according to a survey out last week by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), compiled by Markit. Comparing the number of staff placed in permanent positions with the number in the previous month, the Report on Jobs recorded a seasonally-adjusted index of 45.4, down from June’s 49.3 and May’s 52.9. Anything below 50 represents decline in job candidate placements.

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Why the view from the top may not always be worth the climb

The executive chairman of global communications agency Saatchi & Saatchi has now resigned after making controversial remarks about women in the workforce that were deemed to have been damaging to the organisations reputation. Although his actual comments were more nuanced than has been reported, it’s true that Kevin Roberts last week told Business Insider that women lack “vertical ambition.”

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Working Transitions

booming times how millennials can work better with older generations

According to the CIPD, official data has revealed that 1.14 million people aged 65 and over were in employment in the UK last year, up 3 per cent on 2014 and more than double the figure from 2004. The government statistics also showed that 69% of those aged 50-64 were in work – the highest on record. The baby boomers are a dominant force within the workplace.

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