Career cushioning, durable skills & is your boss monitoring you remotely?

By January 20, 2023For Companies

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Career cushioning is a trending topic in tech layoff times: we explain how to bolster your job ahead of a move on Euronews. On The Fintech Times, we explore the idea of durable skills and how they are vital for a successful career trajectory. Also this week, employee monitoring is under the spotlight on our partner Silicon Canals. Why does it happen and what can you do about it? Read more on all of these topics below.

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Career cushioning: 6 tips for coming up with a Plan B for your job

career cushioningCareer cushioning refers to the act of preparing a backup employment plan, in case your current job situation doesn’t work out for whatever reason, explains Jobbio contributor Suzie Coen on Euronews.

Of course, this concept isn’t exactly new, but in a rapidly changing work landscape that’s being impacted by new technologies, geopolitical conflict and a looming recession, career cushioning should be on everyone’s radar.

Settle in: Euronews Jobs

What Are Durable Skills, And Do You Need Them In Fintech?

Jobbio’s senior content manager, Kirstie McDermott explores the concept of durable skills on The Fintech Times this week. We often hear skills talked about in terms of a hard and soft breakdown, but today’s workplace means the way we look at skills needs a refresh. 

Durable skills are a way of looking at a combined skill set that can stand the test of time throughout your career, helping to keep you progressing. Look at which of your skills are more durable and which are more perishable––for example that accreditation you got for a piece of software that is no longer supported, or in-house tools and process knowledge that you can’t transfer into a new role.

Lasting impression: Fintech Times Jobs

If your boss is monitoring your work, what does it mean?

A more intense form of monitoring has become more commonplace in the wake of remote or hybrid working models, writes Jobbio content editor Aoibhinn Mc Bride on Silicon Canals

Some of the most common forms of employee monitoring are actively monitoring websites, keystroke logging, taking regular screenshots remotely and analytics dashboards that show where most time was spent and the productivity around that.

In Europe there are clear boundaries surrounding data collection, particularly around video surveillance, so while your employer is entitled to monitor your work during working hours, organisations must prove that there are lawful grounds for doing so. 

Big brother: Silicon Canals Jobs

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