The future of work has arrived – are you prepared?
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The future of work has arrived, but are you prepared?

3 Nov 2017

The future has arrived, and this week in Careers, we looked at the ways you can adapt to this future.

It will not come as a surprise to anyone that we’re pretty fixated on the future of work here in the Careers section.

Technological development marches on at an astonishing pace. Gone are the days in which the future of work could be viewed as some distant point that need not be heeded. Like the tide, it has inevitably washed over us, and the most burning question now is how to best adapt to this brave new world.

In turn, much of the content in the Careers section this week revolved around different ways to adapt to the needs of the evolving workplace.

Craig McCarter from Liberty IT made the case for disciplined engineering, explaining how streamlining customer responses can open up new possibilities in software engineering.

James Magill is HR director at Vodafone Ireland and has worked in the HR industry for more than 20 years. He has witnessed the ways the workplace has transformed and the effect that analytics has, and very concisely explained the key trends in the HR sector right now.

The future of work may shepherd in new approaches to leadership, particularly given that organisational hierarchy is slowly beginning to melt away. There are six different leadership styles, each one with different merits and suited to different kinds of organisations. Do you know which one you emulate, and whether that is the best approach for your organisation?

There was also a raft of new positions announced this week across many important sectors in the Irish economy. Theravance Biopharma added 30 jobs to Ireland’s booming pharmaceuticals industry, Dublin Aerospace revealed more than 100 new roles in the aviation sector and cloud communications firm Twilio announced 100 new positions.

Meanwhile, Facebook also confirmed a hiring push for its Irish operations. An exact number has yet to be confirmed but estimates say there will be “several hundred” roles up for grabs.

As always, for more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. Theravance Biopharma announces 30 new positions in Dublin

NASDAQ-listed company Theravance Biopharma hopes to further establish its presence by expanding its Irish employee base.

2. How disciplined engineering can liberate your workforce

In the changing landscape of the software engineering industry, streamlining responses to user queries is crucial. Craig McCarter from Liberty IT tells us how to do it.

3. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms ‘hundreds’ of new jobs for Ireland next year

Facebook began with 30 people in Ireland and this has mushroomed to more than 2,200 in Dublin, Meath and Cork.

4. Cloud communications firm Twilio announces 100 jobs for Dublin

Twilio, an international cloud communications company, has revealed plans to expand its Dublin EMEA headquarters over three years.

5. Dublin Aerospace announces more than 100 new hires

Aircraft maintenance provider Dublin Aerospace has created more than 100 full-time engineering and support positions in the capital.

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Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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