• The Work-Life Rebalance

    about 2 months ago

    ​We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they are able to – res...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    2 months ago

    ​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will be ...

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  • Workplace 2.0

    5 months ago

    ​With workers slowly returning to the office across Europe, the technology workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workspace, the short term will mostly b...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    5 months ago

    ​​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.​Anxiety about the workforce is not new: a recent PWC study found 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat concerned about thei...

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  • Working from Home is the Key to Diversity

    5 months ago

    ​Tech companies who offer more flexible working arrangements are employers of choice; joining the ranks of tech companies like Twitter who have announced working from home will be the new norm, forever.It will come as no surprise that 82% of the tech workforce want the flexibility to work from home. It may surprise you, however, to learn that working from home can boost the ...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    5 months ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great pr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    5 months ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the technology sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human communic...

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  • The Five Soft Skills Needed for Remote Working

    6 months ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home. As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work from home for the past few months, many business...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    7 months ago

    ​In the European technology industry, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, job posts have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times over, in a...

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  • Leading from the Front: How Tech Companies are Securing Talent

    8 months ago

    ​​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. In this time of uncertainty, the technology sector has the opportunity to lead the way and create solutions for businesses, individuals and governments involved in this unprecedented situation. It will need to retain and...

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  • Bridging Social Distance with Tech: How to virtually onboard a new employee

    8 months ago

    Hiring managers, with the current pandemic forcing people to work from home many companies will now be altering their onboarding for new employees. Onboarding remotely comes with its own set of difficulties; How can you ensure they feel part of the team? Do they have all the tools and resource they need to do their role?During this difficult time we have created a guide to h...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    8 months ago

    Video interviews have begun growing in popularity, however as the Covid-19 epidemic continues, this method of interviewing has become a prominent part of companies’ application process. But video interviews come with a new set of difficulties.For many tech professionals in Germany, a video interview may seem simple as it’s in the comfort of your own home. However making a gr...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

    8 months ago

    During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Germany are grappling with a new reality. However, it could be argued that during this pandemic the demand for talent in the tech space is still an integral part of business which is just requiring a change of strategy.This is an opportune moment to use technology to your advantage in your hiring process and get ahead of the compet...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Nathalie Zetzmann

    9 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the technology sector. According to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, only 24% of IT jobs are filled by women and the sector is still heavily male-dominated in Germany. Nathalie Zetzmann, Principal Consultant Data & AI at Glocomms Berlin, discusses the unique position that recrui...

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  • 5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    11 months ago

    ​Blue Monday got you down? It’s no surprise – around 2.5% of the German population suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). January can be a difficult month for many tech professionals living in Germany. Bad weather, an enlarged waistline from too much lebkuchen and a low bank balance all contribute to the most depressing day of the year. Though the science behind Blu...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    about 1 year ago

    According to McKinsey and Company, 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. The representation of women of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has reached a crisis point – only 9.9% of STEM employees are women of color. In this article, we explore the curr...

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  • Can AI Supercharge Your Hiring Process?

    about 1 year ago

    ​Artificial intelligence holds massive potential for recruitment. From screening through to final hire, automation, natural language learning and predictive analytics are being used at every stage of the journey to schedule, interview, assess and predict candidate performance. Should you use artificial intelligence to supercharge your hiring process? Download our guide.​​

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    about 1 year ago

    ​No hiring manager enjoys rejecting talented job candidates, and it is a task often on the bottom of a ‘to-do’ list when it comes to keeping the recruitment cycle spinning. When hiring within the German tech sector, it is likely you will have to turn down skilled and enthusiastic candidates who may be a great fit for your business in the future. However, there are ways of ta...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    about 1 year ago

    ​While CVs are useful for hiring managers who are looking to employ within the German technology sector in terms of being able to tick the ‘must have’ boxes for required skills, there is a lot they can’t tell you about a candidate. Candidates are also likely to exaggerate about their skills and achievements on a CV, or make out they had more responsibility in a previous role...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    about 1 year ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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