Why more employers are hiring freelancers

The freelancer market is booming, but are companies hiring more freelancers? And what advantage do freelancers have over traditional employees?

What is the strength of weak ties?

What is the strength of weak ties, how are algorithms involved and what does it mean for employment prospects and networking?

The pros and cons of being a Freelancer

Freelancing is one of the fastest growing market segments. But what makes it so desirable? What are the freedoms and challenges of going freelance?

Continuing Layoffs in Tech Companies

Continuing Layoffs in Tech Companies The internet is rife with reports of continuing layoffs, primarily in tech companies, which have been on the rise since April of this year. In fact, according to the website layoffs.fyi, this is the largest wave of layoffs since the beginning of the pandemic in April and May of 2020. […]

Hiring Women in STEM

“Women are hired and promoted based on proof, while men are hired and promoted based on potential.” Jessica Nordell, Author of The End of Bias Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics). As I mentioned last week, only about 32,5% of people studying STEM subjects in Germany are women, and only […]

We need more Women in STEM

“The future engineer is a woman” In its report last autumn, the German Economic Institute reported that only 32.5% of the people currently studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in Germany, were women. Further, women only make up 15,5% of people employed in STEM related jobs. Both these figures are slightly higher than […]

The Four-Day Work Week

“It would give us time to be whole human beings. We need care, connection and other good things – we aren’t just economic instruments” – Anne-Marie Slaughter (New America CEO) The four-day work week is not a new phenomenon. In the last years, an increasing number of surveys and studies have been published, most of […]