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How Remote Work Can Increase Millennial Talent Retention

Talent acquisition and retention are two common challenges at professional services firms, especially as Baby Boomers retire. Last year, Millennials surpassed Boomers as the largest generation in the US labor force. This shift presents an opportunity for employers to make their firms appealing to these young professionals. No, you don’t need a foosball table in your office or have to worry about job-hopping, laziness and other common myths. Millennials can be attracted, r...

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When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.

To become a leader, we have to go through a transition. Some go through it quickly. Some go through it slowly. And, unfortunately, some never go through it at all. When we are junior, our only job is to be good at our job. When we’re junior, our companies will give us lots of training—how to use the software, how to sell, how to make a presentation—so that we will be good at our job. Some even get advanced degrees so they can be even better at their job— accountants or...

Socially responsible employment – what are the benefits?

Talent maybe spread equally around the world, but what about opportunities?   Has it crossed your mind that getting a job increases the purchasing power, helps send children to school and may completely change the life of millions of people around the world?   For many, getting a job is a routine exercise involving a few calls to recruitment agencies or submitting a dozen of CVs.    How often do we think about those people who struggle to find a job? The&...

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Brexit - The Turning Point

The United Kingdom has held two referendums on its membership of the European Union or, in its previous incarnation, the European Economic Community. In 1975, voters overwhelmingly chose to remain on the inside. On June 23rd, however, the country chose to bring its 43-year membership to an end. What began under one Europhile Conservative prime minister has been handed its notice under another. Before Ted Heath led the country into the EEC in 1973, there were just six members. When the UK leaves,...

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The Dark Secrets of Digital Nomads: The realities of working remotely

Cube-dwellers everywhere share a similar fantasy: Relocate the office to a beachfront bungalow where you can keep an eye on the surf while reviewing spreadsheets and answering emails. A lucky few actually make this happen. But many discover the dream of working remotely is far different than the reality. That beach bungalow? It lacks wifi, and cell coverage is sketchy at best. The “kitchen” is a camp stove and the salt air wreaks havoc on your computer (what’s the wor...