The employment world is in constant change, just like the places where we carry out our work. The concept of workplace has become something quite different from the classic office space. Firms around the world are now building ‘smart offices’, where non-assigned spaces turn into personal places of business thanks to new technology.
Spaces must now be reinvented on the basis of the exponential growth of freelancers and the diffusion of what is now known as smart working: an innovative approach to the employment sector defined by flexibility and autonomy in the choice of spaces, working hours, tools and technologies used, which is revolutionising traditional work standards. The goal? To improve work performance in order to achieve better results and increase the balance between personal life and work.
Platforms such as Linkedin have revealed to be exceptional recruitment tools that enable firms to grab the best professionals available on the market, and some are starting to talk about a ‘talent war’, recognising the strategic importance of human resources. After all, competition is rife among firms in the battle to get the best possible workforce and everyone is drawing their most effective weapons. In turn, many companies are heavily investing in the improvement of work conditions with the objective of making their employees happier and therefore more productive.
Work descriptions are changing radically, mutating into more fluid forms where labels are forsaken in favour of crossover skills and achievements. We can safely say that we are in the midst of an evolution process that will redefine both professional figures and work practices.