Young professionals appear to prefer freelance work to experience a
new way of boss-free job and control over work and career growth. But
older professionals opt for freelancing mainly to strike a perfect
In a 2015 study on Chinese people’s happiness conducted by Tsinghua University, respondents chose freelance work as one that would produce maximum happiness for professionals.
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The World Economic Forum predicted last year that 133 million new
jobs would replace 75 million existing jobs in the next four years as
the result of technological development. Hence it is crucial for
Indonesia to develop human resources with relevant skills to face the
challenges in Industry 4.0.
A 2017 survey by the Tanoto Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization focusing on education, found that 20 percent of its scholars were still unemployed six months after they graduated. “We limited [the survey] to only six months because they’re supposed to get a job within that period,” said Satrijo Tanudjojo, CEO global of the Tanoto Foundation, during a leadership forum in Jakarta on July 3.
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Employees acting out or sabotaging their own companies might be caused by bullying bosses, new research suggests.
For a study published in the Journal of Management, an international team of researchers explored the negative outcome of bullying behavior. It turned out that workers suffering under “abusive” supervision are more likely to sabotage their own workplace by purposefully messing up tasks, arriving late, taking excessively long breaks and putting in minimal effort, Newsweek reported.
The era of technological disruption and advancement has led to the
disappearance of many jobs. Some people may find it difficult to land a
job, but if we look on the bright side, there are so many new kinds of
jobs available, among them those we never imagined would exist.
Some of these new jobs can be done with the help of smartphones, instead of complicated tools and equipment. Kompas.com lists five jobs that require a smartphone and almost nothing else.
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A strong combination of both soft and hard skills are being sought by companies in 2019, with creativity sitting at the top of the list, according to a recent report.
An analysis by LinkedIn that was published in the report “Future of Jobs” by the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded that “human” skills, such as originality, initiative and critical thinking, are very much needed as technology continues to advance and automation grows.
Some bosses tend to misuse their power and mistreat their employees.
Some workers may claim that they would do everything differently and be a
better boss when they had the chance. But would they?
A new University of Central Florida study examined how abusive bosses affect their employees’ ability to become a good leader. UFC College of Business professors Shannon Taylor and Robert Folger teamed up with researchers at the University of Texas at El Paso, Suffolk University and Singapore Management University.
Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/06/06/could-a-bad-boss-make-you-a-better-leader.html