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A window into the post-Covid workplace

12 Feb 2021

From navigating remote interviews to investing in tech infrastructure, here’s what could be in store for us in the post-pandemic working world.

How we might work in the future has always been a hot topic, but the ongoing pandemic has accelerated some trends and turned others on their head.

The remote working revolution, for example, isn’t likely to go away any time soon. While many have welcomed this shift, it may pose some challenges for those in Big Tech, as our editor Elaine Burke wrote earlier this week. But US software giant Salesforce has already announced its plans for a hybrid future, in which most of its staff will work remotely for at least two days every week.

For those returning to the office, there is likely going to be a greater reliance on tech tools and services. WSO2’s chief technology evangelist Asanka Abeysinghe told us this week that believes we could see everything from wearables to help crowd control to automated sensors in workplace lobbies.

Remote interviews are likely to continue for the time being, too. While we’ve all gotten familiar with using Zoom or Microsoft Teams in the last year, it can be harder to get a feel for a company when chatting to an interviewer or panel over video. If this is something you’re concerned about, we got some tips from Hays’ Marc Burrage this week. He highlighted the importance of doing your research and asking the right questions to help figure out whether a role is right for you when interviewing remotely.

How we reward employees might also be due a rethink in this new world of work. uFlexReward’s Ken Charman spoke to us about metered working models and how the pandemic may spark “radical changes” in employer-employee relationships.

Thinking of a career change?

With so much technology shaping our future, maybe you’d like to pursue a career at the forefront of this sector. One option is technology consulting – and you can find out more from three EY employees who discussed their careers in the field.

Or if you’re on the hunt for a new job in other areas of tech, two of this week’s jobs announcements might interest you. HID Global and Fidelity Investments both announced hiring plans in Galway, while Fidelity is also expanding its tech team in Dublin.

And for those seeking out remote jobs, don’t miss our list of 12 companies that are currently hiring for remote positions in Ireland.

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Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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