If you want to work for a company that’s helping to build the workplace of the future, these firms are all hiring right now.
It’s Future of Work Week here on Siliconrepublic.com. This is a time where we focus on how emerging technologies and fascinating trends are contributing to the workplace of the future.
Every worker will be affected by the societal shifts, so many are watching events unfold with a mixture of anxiety and fascination. The possibilities can be both dazzling and daunting, especially when we consider how artificial intelligence (AI) could reshape our entire economy and change job distribution.
Would you be interested in taking this fascination one step further? What if you could actually work for a company contributing to these changes?
We’ve compiled a list of seven companies that are all helping to lay down the foundations of the future of work in one way or another. If you want to get in on the action, they’re all hiring right now.
Slack is the fastest-growing business application in the world, and for good reason. The user-friendly messaging app has transformed the way professional teams communicate.
This transformation was made most apparent when the app experienced a temporary worldwide outage last June, much to the chagrin and horror of organisations everywhere.
We may very well be entering into a world where email fades into obsolescence, and it’s very possible that Slack’s contribution could be a major catalyst. Want to get involved? It’s hiring right now.
It also has an impressive list of high-profile clients it collaborates with to shepherd their enterprises into the future of work. It can assist organisations with everything from innovative new revenue streams to redesigning talent acquisition programmes.
If you like the idea of helping to bring about this new future, Accenture could be an ideal fit for you. It has a number of available roles right now.
In an increasingly AI-driven world, Globoforce wants to create a more human workforce. The company was founded in 1999, with one question: what would happen if it focused on human connection instead of data collection?
As well as leveraging its unique platforms to foster a collaborative and positive work environment, Globoforce has a wealth of online resources available for perusal. It frequently publishes research into the benefits of embracing employee wellness-oriented policies.
If a career promoting employee wellness sounds like something you’d be interested in, you’ll be happy to know the company is seeking applicants for a variety of roles.
Zendesk’s mission is to make customer support interactions a little less painful. That will definitely help customers, but it will also provide a great deal of relief for customer service representatives who are often on the receiving end of user ire when things go awry.
As well as improving the quality of life for workers everywhere, Zendesk has a forward-thinking internal policy of promoting wellness and work-life balance at every turn. Its swanky new Dublin offices are chock-full of excellent facilities to keep staff happy, healthy and progressing in their career.
It’s currently in the process of populating these new offices and, as such, has plenty of open positions.
The world of payments is undergoing a serious transformation due to the rise of fintech. Mastercard has always risen to the top in this sector and, if recent developments are anything to go by, it intends to keep it that way.
The key to remaining dominant in the tech sphere in the future will be to ‘win’ the war for tech talent that all leading firms have been drafted into. Mastercard’s diversity-boosting solution is pretty novel, and one we’re personally very fond of here in the Careers section. It has devised a returnship programme to help men and women return to the world of work after a career break such as parental leave.
The programme utilises a huge talent pool that is going untapped, and signals to parents that they can leave the world of work and know their skills will be valued upon their return. It’s an interesting system that solves multiple problems, and one we think earns Mastercard the designation of trailblazer in the future of work.
This trailblazer happens to have a number of available roles for those interested.
At one point or another, cloud-based file hosting and sharing services such as Dropbox have come to every worker’s rescue. Gone are the days of cumbersome faxing and photocopying to share important documents with colleagues and clients.
Dropbox has already transformed the working world and, judging by the unique insight of Adrienne Gormley, the company’s VP of customer experience, it has no plans of slowing down on that front.
What’s more, it’s hiring right now.
Boston-headquartered financial services multinational Fidelity Investments has a huge interest in laying the foundations of the workplace of the future. The company’s iLab in Ireland has been investigating how emerging technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality (VR) could alter how we present information or hold meetings in a working environment.
If you like the sound of a futuristic VR client presentation, Fidelity Investments could be a great place to progress your career. In that case, you’ll be happy to know it’s seeking applicants for a variety of roles.
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