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Weekly Roundups

Updated Recruitment, Work Models for the Digital Economy

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Wed, 04/20/2022 - 17:35

Companies are reinventing their recruitment strategies and work models to optimize their functionality in a digital economy that has upturned traditional methods. In a scarce labor market, companies have had to deviate from proxy barriers and return to skills-based recruitment. Teamwork in this digital environment has created unique challenges for social cohesiveness, prompting companies to strategically form teams, consider the impact of new technologies and reformulate the preparation of new talent.

 

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A Structural Shift Toward Skills-Based Recruitment

Companies pivot back to skills-based recruitment after two years of heightened talent scarcity, a win-win for all market participants. This shift helped companies expand their talent pool and removed a significant entry barrier for many labor market participants attempting to break into higher paid positions.

 

To Hybrid or Not to Hybrid?

Developing a hybrid work model that benefits both teams and companies will require organizations to rethink the workplace and consider shifting talent to areas where they excel, wrote César Vera Méndez, CCO, Naviera Integral.No doubt, hybrid work is here to stay. However, this environment presents new challenges and leaders should carefully assess what needs to be done to empower their people and business as they move into the future.”

 

Building a High-Performing Team at a Startup

Like any great sports team, the success of a startup is determined by the talent it is able to attract and retain. Coordinating the interests of A-players can be a challenge but their collective added value is worth it, wrote Miguel Gutiérrez-Barquín, Founder, Draftea. “People prefer to spend more time in companies/positions where they are constantly learning and are exposed to new challenges, feel valued, and are surrounded by colleagues who support them and help them overcome obstacles. The first step to encourage someone to stay with a team is to understand their wants and needs.”

 

From Video Calls to Virtual Reality: Metawork

The digital transformation that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic has since demonstrated the viability of hybrid and remote work, but before business leaders and contributors can get comfortable, they will have to tackle virtual work. 

 

UNAQ: Educating the Future of the Aerospace Industry

Queretaro’s aerospace industry will need over 4,500 professionals in 2022; many of them will pass through the internationally renowned UNAQ, said Dean Enrique Sosa. The institution recently expanded through private partnerships to formulate curriculums in-line with new and emerging technology trends.

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst