Sunday, July 12, 2020
David Nicol Williams, co-founder, chairman and CEO of NomadX (Photo credit: Via News)
Border closures and flight restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus have dampened the mood of millions of travel enthusiasts around the world. But the abrupt change from globe-trotting to quarantine has affected one group in particular whose lifestyle revolves around being on the move: digital nomads. The short-term...
Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs (Photo by Via News)
It is wrong to assume that remote work should be incorporated into company strategy only in crises, says an entrepreneur, who believes that a work-from-home policy should become an integral part of businesses regardless of the situation. In comments to Via News, Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs, said the fact that the coronavirus outbreak...
Among all the measures adopted to slow the spread of coronavirus, the concept of remote work took the center stage. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)
With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, the world woke up to a new reality that looked like a scene out of an apocalyptic movie. Millions of lives have been altered by the public health crisis, which began in the Hubei province of China late last year and has since engulfed a large number of...
Rance Hesketh, former president and CEO of Workshop Cafe (Photo by Via News)
It is not an accurate statement to say that coworking spaces are only for younger generations, according to the former president and CEO of Workshop Cafe, which is both a flexible workplace and a coffee shop. "One big misconception is that this is an industry for young people, for gig economy people, for Generation Z and Millennials,"...
Filipa Manita, co-founder at Teamy, says creating a sense of "psychological safety" helps employees propose their ideas. (Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash)
Empathy is a vital workplace value and companies that bring it to life can compete more successfully in the business world, says Filipa Manita, co-founder of Teamy, who calls team building an effective way to actively engage employees. "In the end, it always comes down to truly caring about people that you're working with, and I...
The surge in shared office space in Lisbon is a genuine trend rather than a passing phase, says the CEO of LACS coworking initiative, who believes that an increase in supply would lead to higher demand. "I think the boom in the coworking sector is not a fad. It's a trend as we've...
Landing.jobs is on a mission to add a "human touch" to tech talent hiring. (Photo credit: Landing.jobs)
The word "recruitment" is often associated with a world void of emotions, but a Portuguese startup has set out on a journey to add a "human touch" to tech talent hiring while meeting the emerging needs of remote workers. "People are a big part of our brands and the way we communicate. We use...
The recruitment industry is shifting from talent acquisition to talent access and there are great opportunities for hiring platforms that embrace change and morph with the latest trends, says an industry professional. "Recruitment fundamentally is about acquiring people for the company: I hire you, you work for me, no one else. But that is a very old...
LACS, which is based in Portugal, offers co-working spaces and experiences and is dedicated to creative industries. (Photo credit: LACS)
LACS aims to create a space where professionals in different creative industries can evolve through exchanging ideas and establishing meaningful contacts with other individuals, companies, and organizations, says the CEO of the co-working platform.  "Our idea is to create an environment where people communicate, cross paths, and exchange ideas. We want to create a place for...
Digital nomadism is a rising trend. (Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash)
Lisbon is a major hub for location-independent professionals, or digital nomads, because it is a relatively affordable city, is well-placed geographically, and encourages entrepreneurship, says the CEO and chairman of NomadX. "I would say Lisbon is like the digital nomad headquarters in Europe," David Nicol Williams, co-founder of NomadX—a platform offering affordable rentals for digital nomads—told...
Coworking at Hub Vilnius in Lithuania. Photo by: Mindaugas Danys.
The work environment is changing rapidly and it is vital to understand how the changes are defining the landscape. New trends are disrupting the work environment which requires organizations and employees to adopt the trends to be relevant. Technological advancement such as automation and AI, globalization as well as new approaches like working from home or cafes...
Riyadh Skyline, Saudi Arabia. Photo by: B.alotaby
Riyadh (ViaNews) - The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor and Social Development has launched a new service to ease the recruitment of foreign domestic workers from the Philippines in Saudi Arabia, reducing the recruitment charges for Filipino domestic workers by 50%. Following this news, the demand for Filipino domestic workers in the...

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