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Is Remote Working here to stay?

Since the dawn of the Covid-19 global Pandemic the concept of remote working or work from home (WFH) has very much evolved to become part of the modern norms and conventions of the modern workplace.

Can I work from home?

This most likely depends on the type of work you do. Some industries such as hospitality and the media are subject to regular on duty working hours, however a majority of jobs can now be performed on a remote basis.

Should I ask to work from home?

This somewhat depends on where you live and the location of the office. If you live reasonably close to the office and your workplace offers hybrid flexible working solutions, then you should most likely refrain from making such a request. It all depends on your situation. 

Do I have to come into the office?

In addition to figuring out if your job can be performed on a remote basis as an individual you should consider if you have the required facilities to perform your duties at your residence and also if you desire to come into office.

Some employees perform better in an office based environment where the help and support of others is always on hand and collaboration can be achieved easily.

Is the idea of ‘the office’ now dead?

Definitely not. Many industries and sectors still rely on offices in order to conduct their operations. Despite today’s advances in modern technology, depending on the scale of the organization a concentrated office environment is a big factor in aligning employees to the visona, mission and goals of the business.

According to studies approximately 16% of companies in the world are 100% remote and some 74% of workers say that having the option to work remotely would make them less likely to leave a company. 

If you are curious about efficiency under WFH, 77% of remote workers say they’re more productive when working from home. The Virtual Office of the future will host board meetings using virtual reality headsets and would be complete with a lobby and even a digital receptionist.

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

Employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year for only LKR 85,000 with unlimited social media boosting to deliver the best results.  

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Sri Lanka’s Brain Drain – A boost for local job seekers?

According to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment Sri Lanka's labour migration has increased by 286 per cent (year-on-year) in the last two decades.

As of May 2022, the total number of individuals that have migrated from Sri Lanka to secure foreign employment through the routes of self-employment and licensed foreign employment firms was 105,821.

The key destinations for outward labour migration were Kuwait, the UAE and South Korea. It is interesting to note that some 67,156 individuals had migrated without the intervention of licensed foreign employment agencies and around 38,665 persons have migrated with the support of foreign employment agencies including 25, 224 females.

New Opportunities

Despite the ongoing brain drain taking place one of the plus points of this situation is that it provides more opportunities for other job seekers that remain in Sri Lanka.

With increased outward migration, the number of job vacancies that can be accessed by others is on the increase. This means that the chances of securing employment is higher as the number of aspiring candidates is less.

But in order to shine above the rest of the others, you still require the desired qualifications and experience. This is important as it will make the difference between being selected and/or rejected.

In order to make the most of this situation, you should keenly observe the current demand for your chosen profession and also the desired qualifications and experience that are demanded by potential employers. 

This will give you the best chance to get ahead of the other applicants by proving your worth. 

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze.

Continue reading 31 May 2022

The Future of Recruitment

The recent global impact of conflicts, climate change and the Covid-19 Pandemic has turned the world on its head as everyday more and more industries encounter obstacles that they must overcome in order to succeed.

In an increasingly technology driven world, the future of recruitment also looks set to reach out to technology in order to improve both efficiency and productivity. The use of AI or artificial intelligence within modern hiring mechanisms ensures immense savings in both time and cost with regard to recruitment.

Employers can now easily filter out unsuitable applicants across various stages thereby making sure only those with the most suitable profiles are shortlisted.

Initial filtering could be in the form of pre-application questions (often used to screen only those who meet the minimum qualifications) or online evaluation tests as an example.

HR Automation

Process automation is now also part of HR as a demanding and constantly changing economic landscape creates new opportunities. Automation makes it easy for recruiters to quickly discover the right fit for employers in a short period of time. 

AI can also be utilised to collate data from online exams and evaluations of training sessions, in order to supply HR decision makers with insights that can help them support their decision to hire.

From an applicant's perspective, it is assumed that all applicants would have at a minimum a basic knowledge of IT and how to use a computer or smartphone.

Applicants also need to be smart and think smart in order to stand out in a very competitive recruitment landscape. The future of recruitment was and is digital. 

From posting job vacancies and filtering candidates, to conducting interviews and evaluations, technology is spearheading the next wave of recruitment solutions. AI based algorithms can now help match candidates with the most suitable profiles against the personal specifications provided by employers.

Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

However, to succeed in today's job market in addition to having IT skills, applicants must also showcase that they have knowledge of the latest trends and developments in their respective fields. 

Being up to date in any line of work is important as it provides job seekers the ability to confidently and professionally undertake duties and responsibilities delegated to them. 

If you are considering a role in any IT related field then knowledge of the latest languages, programs, softwares and applications is a must as it will give you a leading edge against other candidates. 
Mobile App Development is a very much in-demand skill around the world and if you are considering mobile app development then Franklin Training is an online remote learning platform that delivers effective mobile app development training in both Flutter and iOS.

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze.

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