Remote working isn’t anything new, but with technology providing the right tools for the job, the acceptance that it will soon be the norm is. Businesses are already getting fit for purpose by investing in cloud-based software, for example, to ensure that remote teams remain connected and engaged. With mobile technology under the spotlight for business, here are some tips to get remote:
A Q & A with the co-founder and CEO of the customer service software firm on how he developed a billion dollar Danish company:
Human Resources is often seen as an insignificant part in most organisations; however, it has progressed from an admin focused function to a strategic business effort and for that reason a significant number of individuals are pushing boundaries, which The Future of HR Awards in association with Careers 24 recognises. The awards bring together some of the most highly acclaimed academics, industry leaders, private sector experts and public sector organisations to adjudicate South Africa’s top organisations on how their strategies are impacting high-performance and creating ever rising imperatives to be employer of choice.
As our Future of Work special report has demonstrated, we’ve come a long way since then, but it’s safe to say that the changes over the next 50 years will be ever more profound. Of course, no one can predict them with any accuracy – the future is not a mere extrapolation of the past. But each year CEBR, one of the UK’s leading economics consultancies, predicts where the British economy will rank in 15 years’ time. As things stand, it forecasts that in 2031 the UK will be the world’s sixth biggest economy with a GDP of £4.7-billion (compared to £3-billion now), and that it could even overtake the German and Japanese economies during the 2040s.
Gareth Jones told MT’s Future of Work conference how to build a business people want to work for.