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We questioned what the road ahead will look like in the field of medicine and beyond. Image: PHOTOCREO Michal/Shutterstock

The massive strides being made in medicine and beyond

8 Dec 2017

This week in Careers, we celebrated Medtech Week by contemplating emerging trends in medicine, and in careers in general.

For many reasons, this time of year can be a trying period for people.

It’s cold and wet. The perfect storm of conditions winter brings on makes it very likely that you will get sick, be it a cold or the flu. Motivating yourself to crawl out of bed to head to work can become very difficult.

Not only is it physically taxing, but the holiday season is also pretty emotionally evocative. For some, the sheer excitement of the coming celebrations can make it difficult to focus on wrapping things up in work for the year. For others, it’s a time that can elicit sadness, which can make work even more stressful.

However you’re feeling during the winter season, physically or emotionally, it can be helpful to optimistically look ahead at the positive changes that we will see in the workplace in our lifetime.

Hays’ Paul Strouts gave us the lowdown on the latest trends set to revolutionise life sciences.

We headed down to Slack to check out its women in the workplace event, where people gathered to question what the future of work looks like for women, and how to create the future that we want to see.

Wesley Gorman, a senior engineering manager at Zendesk, explained how the company is a true trailblazer for creating the ideal company culture for employees to thrive.

Adrienne Gormley from Dropbox laid out the ways in which employers can prepare themselves for the future of work.

Finally, we got a glimpse of how Amgen’s corporate social responsibility programme is bringing science subjects to life for thousands of students around the country.

For more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. 6 medtech trends transforming life sciences careers

Medtech is changing life sciences careers in a big way, but what exactly are the trends in this sector? Hays’ Paul Strouts takes a closer look.

2. Senior engineering manager: ‘I consider myself really lucky at Zendesk’ 

Want to know what it’s like making the transition from a software engineer to a manager? Wesley Gorman at Zendesk filled us in.

3. Adrienne Gormley reveals how to navigate the future of work 

Adrienne Gormley from Dropbox reveals how to navigate the future of work, deal with tech shortages and make millennials feel at home.

4. Inspiring future innovation: How Amgen does corporate social responsibility 

The Amgen Foundation’s science education programmes in Ireland have directly benefited 533 life sciences teachers and brought subjects to life for more than 59,000 secondary-school students.

5. At Slack, women gather to plan the female revolution

At Slack’s ‘The Future Is …’ event, people gathered to contemplate how the future could be better for women across the world.

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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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