Temporary work

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10 March 2020

8 reasons you should consider seasonal work

(From ec.europa.eu ) 1. Access entry-level positions Seasonal employment often offers entry-level positions that would be a lot harder to find in other sectors. This can provide a stepping-stone, giving you experience that could lead to a relevant career opportunity later on. 2. Try out a new field of work or employer If you’re looking to try out a new career path, or are interested in working with a different employer, seasonal employment can allow you to test this out safe in the knowledge that, if you don’t like it, you aren’t committed to it in the long term. 3. Make use of unique skills...
18 June 2020

8 essential skills to succeed in a post-COVID-19 world

(From ec.europa.eu ) Leadership The spread of the coronavirus may be slowing down, but remote working is becoming more popular. With more offices allowing their employees to work from home, good leadership skills are becoming essential. Team leaders and managers need to be able to inspire and motivate their colleagues and encourage collaboration from a distance. Additionally, with the growth of the gig economy, teams are becoming more fluent, requiring initiative and proactivity from everyone involved. Emotional intelligence Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and be aware of...
10 July 2018

The flex factor: temporary contracts on the rise in the Netherlands

(From ec.europa.eu ) In the Netherlands, ‘flexwerk’ refers to work carried out under a flexible employment contract. The hours and the place of work depend on the employer’s need and may vary from week to week and season to season. More than a third of employees work on a flexible basis, a quarter of them under a temporary contract. Private employment agencies play an important role in matching employers with suitable jobseekers. “During an economic crisis in the 1980s, flexible working became a chance for mainly young unemployed people to find work,” explains EURES National Adviser Mathilde...