Authors: Lucas Migray / Sandra Santos The countries in the German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) are known for the fact that their inhabitants have good English skills. In fact, as a tourist you can get well around speaking only English. But what about the world of work? Today’s post is based on the experienceContinue reading “The importance of the German language in German-speaking Europe”
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Work in a city with quality of life – is that possible?
by Lucas Migray – columnist Last week I already talked about the best cities to live and work. But good job opportunities are not everything. Quality of life in a city also plays an important role in the decision to accept a job offer or not. In the past, life in big cities was notContinue reading “Work in a city with quality of life – is that possible?”
Some insights for the Post-Pandemic World
“Invention of World Wide Web” by nunecoe is licensed under CC PDM 1.0 The world has already changed a lot since the last months under pandemia and will be changing even more in the next months. Prior to the coronavirus many companies and many people spent a huge amount of time on discussing topics suchContinue reading “Some insights for the Post-Pandemic World”
Cities of Opportunities
by Lucas Migray – our brand new columnist! In a rapidly developing world, cities need to reinvent and modernise themselves in order to remain relevant and attract qualified staff. According to the “law of globalisation”, only innovative cities have a future. At the so-called “war of talents”, cities fight for talented people. Therefore cities investContinue reading “Cities of Opportunities”
An enormous feeling of gratitude, like that one which almost lets your heart explode inside your chest, is what I feel at the moment when I go back to the questionnaire I did a few weeks ago and check the results! When I prepared this questionnaire, I received help from all sides, but on theContinue reading “Pure Gratitude”
You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job
Are you that kind of person that thinks that you can only apply for a job if you are able to offer everything listed on the job ad? You should not! Please go ahead and try to get a job you dream of, even if you think you don’t have the entire qualification for thatContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job”
What is Most Important for You at work?
One of the aspects people use to value the most is work life balance. 40% out of 30.000 global workers interviewed by “The Future of Work and Cities” (a study from WeWork and The Aspen Institute) gave this feedback, comparing to 33% who mentioned salary or 28% who mentioned benefits as the most important aspects. TheseContinue reading “What is Most Important for You at work?”
When Does a Work Mean Happiness?
Next week I will be taking part of a virtual classroom from a British philosopher, Alain de Botton. In his website, there are a lot of questions or considerations on subjects that might interest you as well, for example: “We have moved from devising tools for simple aspects of survival to tools that address ourContinue reading “When Does a Work Mean Happiness?”
Probation Period in a German Work Contract
How long is the probation period in Germany and what does it mean for the employer and the employee? The probation period is regulated by law in Germany and can last for a maximum of six months. During this period the employee can finish the contract within two weeks. If the employer wishes, he canContinue reading “Probation Period in a German Work Contract”
80,000 hours or 40 years
This is the amount of hours or the number of years you will be probably working during your entire life. Have you thought about these numbers that will define your work life until you will be able to retire? If so, how should these hours be spent? Probably with joy, isn’t it? For some timeContinue reading “80,000 hours or 40 years”