Zoom ceiling, rising up the ranks & how remote work accelerates imposter syndrome

By October 28, 2022For Companies

Working with publishers around the world, connecting job seekers with open opportunities, our Amply network shares the real issues impacting the workforce right now. 

It’s been another busy week in the world of work and our Amply network is growing – we’ve just added Business Reporter to the stable. We’ve also been delivering up career and workplace content across the network. On Euronews, we interviewed Louise Lahiff, head of growth and development at Version 1, about her career journey. The Zoom ceiling is under the lens on Finextra, where we take a look at (yet another) new career barrier. On Fintech Futures, we examine how remote working can exacerbate feelings of imposter syndrome – for men as well as women.

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The Zoom ceiling is the new glass ceiling

You’ve heard of the glass ceiling, but now there’s a new professional barrier to success: the Zoom ceiling, writes senior content manager Kirstie McDermott on Finextra. Essentially a symptom of lack of proximity bias, she finds that it mostly affects women, people of colour, and those with disabilities, because these cohorts are most likely to opt for remote work.

But when people are working remotely, they can be passed over for opportunities, in terms of training, project work or even promotions, stalling or tanking their career prospects. Consciously done or not, managers often tend to give more attention to those who are in the office more, they see them as more influential and as a result, they will advance in their careers more quickly.

Don’t hit your head: finextra.com/jobs/

‘I rose through the ranks to become head of HR at a tech company. Here’s how I did it’

On our partner Euronews, publishing director Rosaleen McMeel interviews Louise Lahiff, director of strategy, planning and people at Irish IT services company Version 1. Lahiff gives a glimpse of her career development and shares some wise words.

“I’ve always been quite lucky that I’ve been quite good at taking a big idea, putting some shape on it, getting people behind it, getting it done and moving on to the next thing. And I think that’s what got me this job,” Lahiff says. 

“That’s what got me all of the subsequent jobs that I’ve had at Version 1. And I see it in my own team and in the broader organisation, that ability to shape up a bit of a plan, get people behind it, it’s such an important skill in any industry”

Now with 2,500 staff, Version 1 has recently added teams in India and Spain and is expanding into the US.

Go for growth: euronews.jobs

This is why remote work makes imposter syndrome worse

If you’ve ever hit send on an email and immediately started second-guessing the way you phrased something, been sat in a virtual meeting and stopped yourself from speaking up for fear your idea might sound stupid, or fretted that your manager was about to fire you over a minor mistake in your otherwise exemplary work, you’re probably no stranger to imposter syndrome, writes content editor Aoibhinn McBride on Fintech Futures.

What’s worse is the problem is exacerbated by remote working and according to the International Journal of Behavioural Science, 70% of workers have suffered from impostor syndrome at least once.

Get confident: fintechfuturesjobs.com

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