Diversity & inclusion, WFH in the Netherlands, and a UK tech hub

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We reveal how diversity and inclusion is becoming more important in the workplace, particularly among the Millennial and Gen Z cohorts. Money matters (possibly more than ever) right now, and we look at some new working from home legislation en route in the Netherlands. We also take a look at one of the UK’s most important and lucrative tech hubs, the Silicon Fen ecosystem, located around Cambridge. 

There’s plenty more where that came from, so if you’re a publisher, eager to find out how we can help you with tailored career and jobs content or to explore partnering with us, email hello@jobbio.com.

Diversity at work

42% of us want to work at diverse and inclusive companies

Potential hires, as well as those already working for a company, want to know their employer is paying a lot more than lip service to the ideals of diversity and inclusion, discovers Jobbio’s senior content manager Kirstie McDermott on our partner VentureBeat

It is particularly important for the Millennial and Gen Z cohorts. Pew Research Center says that “members of Gen Z are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation”, and 74% of Millennials believe that a company is more innovative when it has a culture of inclusion.

Mix it up: jobs.venturebeat.com

Could Working From Home Become A Legal Right?

Over on Euronews, Jobbio contributor Amanda Kavanagh takes a look at working from home (WFH), the polarising issue in the workplace right now. Since last summer, when many organisations began the switch back to staggered in-house working, there has been a disconnect between executives and employees. 

Kavanagh takes a look at new legislation in the Netherlands aiming to enshrine remote working flexibility in law. If implemented, the new law will force employees to consider employees requests to work remotely, as long as their profession allows it. It follows a 2020 Royal Decree-Law implemented in Spain that protects workers’ rights to work remotely. 

Helping hand: joboffers.euronews.com

A guide to the Silicon Fen tech sector

Small but mighty, Cambridge, or as it is also known, Silicon Fen, is a tech powerhouse, writes Kirstie McDermott, on our partner GrowthBusiness. Home to 31 colleges, more than 4,000 postdoctoral early career researchers from 90 countries work at the University of Cambridge and its partner institutes, supplying a talented pipeline to the technology companies located in the city and its environs. Forty per cent of the workforce here has a higher education qualification.

There are over 5,000 tech companies in the area, and in the year to April 2018, Cambridge-based companies within a 20-mile radius of the city grew their global turnover by 8.7% and their global employment by 4.1%. Silicon Fen companies generate total revenues of £46.6bn and employ 233,000 employees worldwide.

Higher education: jobs.growthbusiness.co.uk

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