Mexico’s senate considers doubling the minimum mandatory vacation days for laborers, among other proposed amendments to the Federal Labor Law. Meanwhile industry leaders weigh the success factor of team performance, the role of talent in the generation of technologies amid the digital transformation and assess the performance of the traditional education system.
In international news, Mexico and China look to fortify their collaborative efforts in the generation of talent to power their economies.
This week in Talent news and developments:
Vacation days play a considerable role in employee’s mental health by alleviating workplace stress that contributes to reduced productivity and burnout. In the following weeks the senate will consider amendments to the Federal Labor Law (LFT), including raising the minimum mandatory vacation days from six to 12 with a subsequent increase of two days for each subsequent year, according to the Official Federal Journal (DOF).
Robust team collaboration and coordination is at the core of productivity, innovation and organizational competitiveness, but it is often a unique formula that is hard to generalize. Among all the possible factors to base the configuration of teams, psychological safety appears to be the most important baseline, according to Raul Carral, Co-Founder, Academy of Well-Being.
A company’s ability to invest and keep pace with the digital transformation will likely generate market winners, but this cannot be achieved without prioritizing human talent. Furthermore, the organizations that place a diversified workforce at the center of creativity and production have an added competitive edge, according to Manuel Solano, Managing Partner North LATAM, EY.
Education is the bedrock of successful and modern societies, and it is central to continued advancement and modernization of Mexico. Consequently, to answer to an emerging digital economy it is imperative that Mexico undergoes an educational paradigm shift towards life-ling learning, says Antonio Puron, Senior Advisor, Collective Academy.
The traditional education system has not changed at the same speed as which the world has moved, leading to an acute deficit of IT talent. A coding education could give students the skills needed to compete in today’s labor market and, most importantly, transform them from media consumers to creators, says Carlos Lieja, General Manager, BYJUs Future School.
Ascending developing nations Mexico and China aim to strengthen and deepen their collaborative ties in the cultivation of talent to power their continued economic growth. The national transformation of Mexico and China hinges on the education of their societies in scientific, humanistic and technological skills, said Enrique Graue Wiechers, University Rector, UNAM.