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Month: September 2018

Women and the Future of Work

gender-balance and the Future of Work

Photo: Julia Shaw (Zukunft Personal Europe)

The 2018 edition of Zukunft Personal Europe has come to an end, and for the next few months, we will be bringing you an account of the many highlights the packed 3-day event had to offer to visitors. In this first article, we are focusing on the role and place of women in the future of work, digitalisation and also the other side of the coin: human resources and human potential.

According to a Deloitte study, in Europe, women make up 45% of the workforce and yet, only 11% are corporate executives. Integrating more women into both the labour market and decision-making roles contributes to enhanced innovation capacity, better corporate governance, better market opportunities and an increase in the overall business performance of companies.

During the three-days, many women entrepreneurs were represented among the fair exhibitors and a good percentage of female professionals, researchers, and founders took the floor at the Keynote stage. The presentations they delivered contributed to the overall success of the event by providing interesting content, thought-provoking, and relevant information and insight. Moreover, many discussions and presentations were about the labour-market integration of women in the context of the future of work, which is a great sign, that more and more HR professionals, employers and service providers are conscious about the benefits of equality.

What are the strategic business arguments in favour of making progress towards gender balance? How can changing the culture of the organisation attract a more diverse pool of talents? Who are some of these women influencing the future of work?

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Work until you drop: How the long-hours Culture is killing us

long-hours culture

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In a recent study, researchers found that Americans work over 130 hours more each year than a host of other developed nations. While hard work is a great way to get ahead, there is a fine line between working hard and overworking.

For most business owners and human resource professionals, finding the right work/life balance is an ongoing struggle. While you want your employees to be productive, the last thing you want is to put their health in jeopardy by making a brutal employee schedule for them to follow.

Most American workers brag about just how many hours they work without thinking about the effect it is having on their life. Read below to find out more about how the long-hours culture is slowly killing American workers.

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The next frontier in managing people – the 2018 HR Innovation Award

HR Innovation Award

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If you put this 1 million euro question to anyone: What’s the key of building a prosperous business?, I assume 90 out of 100 would reply: INNOVATION. For this very reason, here at the Zukunft Personal Europe blog, we discuss a lot innovation in the world of work and in particular Human Resource Management. Undoubtedly, innovation is a big thing in HR technology. Its main objective is to re-imagine the current HR processes and systems.

Per se, there are a legion of examples of HR roles that have been successfully and profitably innovated over the course of the last years. Indeed, we can’t recall the time when more transformative HR technologies entered the market. Many of these HR-enabling technologies have the potential to turn businesses upside down, foster and enable innovation. Is there more room for innovation? Are there sectors left untouched in the realm of HR where innovative technology hasn’t conquered areas for itself? Questions to which we hope you’ll find your answers by the time you get through this blog post.

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