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Navigating Generative AI as an Older Worker
Generative AI has revolutionized the professional landscape. McKinsey’s recent findings suggest that by 2030, 30% of tasks across the U.S. economy might be automated, up from 21% before generative AI. But what does this mean for those senior professionals who have dedicated decades to developing skills in a specific field?
How to Get Hired in the Era of Generative AI
Work is changing. New forms of artificial intelligence can now help us write emails and develop code. Algorithms can create reports, and with the speed of adoption in the last few months, it’s easy to imagine tedious tasks like creating PowerPoints, analyzing data sets, and taking meeting minutes resting in the hands of AI assistants. This new era is exciting and at the same time poses questions. Perhaps the biggest one is: What value can I add as someone just entering the workforce?
6 Ways to Move from Allyship to Activism
An ally is a person who supports diversity and wants to learn about communities outside of their own. In theory, a great ally asks insightful questions and finds ways support their underrecognized colleagues. The problem is that “support” is a vague term. While many people consider themselves allies, only a few actually takes action.
What Young Professionals Need to Know About Generative AI
New technology is now capable of communicating and making content in ways comparable to humans. It’s called generative artificial intelligence (AI), and you can use it to excel in the workforce. How?
What You Should Know About Layoffs (Before, During, and After)
Most of the time, company-wide layoffs are out of our control as employees. That doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Here are four things you should know about layoffs, how to prepare for them, and what to do after.
How to BUILD YOUR PERSONAL BRAND AT WORK
Building a personal brand is a real investment and can be tricky when you’re giving yourself fully to your job. It’s even more difficult for young professionals, who may have less experience to build from. So, how do you get started? The trick is to make your personal brand a fulfilling part of your day-to-day job. Here’s how.
How to SUPPORT YOUR COLLEAGUES THROUGH TIMES OF TRAUMA
When upsetting events are in the news, particularly after two years of the pandemic, we all feel the emotional burden — some more than others. Work is often not the place for political debates. But when something big happens, what attitude should we take, especially when interacting with colleagues who are directly impacted?
How to Build a Career in Sustainability
What jobs contribute most to the health of our planet? A few obvious answers may come to mind: ecologist, biochemist, meteorologist, geologist — any role in the environmental sector. While these careers are highly admirable, not every person who cares about creating a more sustainable world wants to become a scientist, and for many of us, this field is far away from what we have already studied or prepared to pursue.
The good news is….
DIVERSITY IN TECH IS A PROBLEM. HERE IS HOW TO EMPOWER YOURSELF
When I’m asked about diversity in tech, my mind wanders back to a work party I attended some years back. I had joined a global team based in London and was the only foreigner at the event. My colleagues gathered, engaged in a lively conversation surrounding the latest local TV shows and trends in the UK, spewing slang and humor unknown to me….
is tech the right career for you?
Jobs in the tech industry are expected to grow exponentially in the next few years. All companies, in one way or another, need to transform to keep up with the future of work. If you are planning to enter the job market soon, you may be considering one of the many opportunities in this field….
Why democratizing skills is the key to the post-pandemic economy
In ancient times, power in society used to rest with one individual, or an elite who owned more wealth. At some point, the Athenian Greeks started asking themselves who should rule and how that would work best….
Why Robots Won’t Steal Your Job
Science-fiction films and novels usually portray robots as one of two things: destroyers of the human race or friendly helpers. The common theme is that these stories happen in an alternate universe or a fantasy version of the future. Not here, and not now — until recently. The big difference is that the robots have come not to destroy our lives, but to disrupt our work.
How to bridge the skills gap between employers and workers
For many centuries, Laufenburg thrived as one whole city on the banks of the Rhine. Until the year 1801, when Napoleon ordered the diver become the new border, dividing the town in two. Since then, the Rhine has separated the Swiss and German Laufenburgs…
COVID-19: Why we must take the widescreen view of workforce uncertainty
The words “future of work” always bring to my mind an atmospheric science-fiction soundtrack. The unpredictable is going to happen! But then, those movies usually fall into two categories: We leave the cinema feeling hopeful and upbeat, or down and pessimistic with catastrophic images in our mind…
With lifelong learning, you too can join the digital workplace
When I had my first daughter, I spent a lot of energy justifying why I wanted to keep learning and growing in my job. I became more aware of women slowly giving up their career because of motherhood, or having problems coming back
to work after a break…
5 ways to swim, not sink, as part of a ‘liquid workforce’
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” will always be a classic question for kids at family events. Whether “future you” turns out to be a teacher or a bus driver or an engineer, the expectation is that it will be only one role, as has always happened in history…
The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity
When I first met my former colleague Alex he told me he had difficulty writing and reading owing to his dyslexia. As his manager, I searched the internet for how to help the dyslexic workforce. It was a mistake – I was focusing on his weakness. After some months, I discovered Alex has above-average capabilities in reasoning and that, in all likelihood, these are related to his dyslexia…
AI-driven companies need to be more diverse. Here’s why
As a Spanish woman, I used to meet my friends for dinner at 10pm. I thought that was the perfect time to make the most out of a day. Fast forward to today, after living in Amsterdam, working in an international environment and settling down in Germany, I would never organize a dinner so late. I firmly believe it makes more sense to eat earlier…
Four Ways A New Virus Will Disrupt Our Lives For Good
I like to plan: my holidays, my job, my life. “I love it when a plan comes together” as if I were part of the iconic A-Team. However, life brings us surprises…
Is AI taking your job? Here is a 5 step strategy to unlock your full potential
Future jobs will be more fulfilling thanks to AI. Are you ready for reinventing yourself?
No limits agile mindset: our interpretation of enterprise organisational agility
…Agile was originally focused on software development, and so are its values and principles. It is also targeted towards teams based in the same location. Being a mindset and not a framework, and bringing so many proven benefits, why should we limit this mindset to a specific team? Why should we not apply it to different areas, or to the whole organisation?…
These 3 personal factors influence how digital you are. Age? Not one of them
What are the personal factors that influence how digital you are? Which one is not? And what can you do about it?