THE future of employment is positive with Jersey still a safe haven for investors and new businesses.
Coronavirus has had a big influence on how businesses and job seekers think and how they now prefer to work. Jersey is still an attractive location for jobs which keeps Islanders in a good economy.
Covid-19 made businesses eradicate many jobs from the office while many employees embraced the challenge of working from home. As a result, home-working is now becoming a normal requirement.
Companies have found that staff are able to provide the same amount of work output as previously. We are also dealing more and more with line managers and HR professionals working remotely and being available on their mobiles as opposed to landlines, which are becoming defunct.
More companies are requiring IT and digital transformation to assist them to grow and streamline operations and to help the business to continue to work remotely. This will have positive effects on efficiency and simplify processes, making them faster.
Online technology has grown massively. This shows how many businesses are adapting to working different hours and shifts due to technology. The traditional hours of 9am until 5pm will no longer be the norm, and some clients are already offering flexible working conditions to their staff.
E-learning from home has been a necessity for a lot of students. It is predicted that top universities will have full courses available for online study by 2030, bringing a massive financial saving for parents and graduates who will hopefully then remain in the Island to fulfil their careers. Jersey has previously struggled to hire local graduates.
I recall that, around ten years ago, Bill Gates, a founder of Microsoft, predicted that we would all eventually become an unsociable society and normal work patterns such as the ‘nine to five’ would change, with workers choosing their hours of work around the clock, seven days a week. I think that time may have arrived.
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