Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose their jobs entirely. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation… Continue reading Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers
Practices adopted out of necessity during the pandemic can now be refined to work better. Imagine if someone had asked you, late last year, what it would be like if everyone was allowed to ‘Work from Home‘, the office would be closed and there would be no face-to-face communication. “Impossible,” you probably would have said.
Technology is dissolving recruitment boundaries What can PayPal, decent notebooks and ever-improving cloud computing give us? According to experts, business companies whose staff don’t need to ever actually meet. Such companies may be already taking shape but will likely be the norm of future business enterprises. Due to perceived benefits, such as the advantage of… Continue reading Is Office-Less Business Norm for the Future?
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.