#TalentEverywhere | Newsletter, November 2020

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From Managing Director's Desk

Hello! It’s an absolute pleasure for me to have this opportunity to speak to you once again through this newsletter. I hope you have been finding it informative and insightful. At Orcapod, we are passionate about keeping up with the most current developments in the world of staffing and human resource management and this newsletter gives us a wonderful platform to share that with you.

I hope you had a joyous and safe Diwali and now, soon enough we’ll be gearing up for all the Christmas and New Year’s Eve merriment. This year has been challenging on so many levels and these occasions have come as a welcome respite.

While this year has been unique to say the least, there have been some interesting developments too. One that I find particularly intriguing is the sudden surge in the temporary worker economy. It has certainly been a revelation! However, we cannot say that we didn’t see it coming. Since some of years now, millennials and now the Gen Z workers have shown an increasing inclination to work on a flexible basis because of the choices it provides and 2020 seems to have provided the perfect backdrop for this phenomenon to unfold.

In these times of extreme uncertainty, businesses are now far more open to hiring freelancers and temporary personnel than they have ever been before. I personally feel that it makes great business sense to do so in the current environment. Our staffing team was quick to adapt. So far, it has done a great job of providing our clients with various kinds of temporary workers across industries in the country and globally. I am proud to say that we are fully equipped to handle all such staffing requirements. We are excited to see how this trend progresses in the years to come.

Santosh Pillai

That’s it from me for now. I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. We’d love to hear your suggestions regarding any topics in particular that you’d like my amazing team here at Orcapod to include in the upcoming editions of the newsletter. We’re all ears! Until we speak again, please stay safe and my best wishes to you and loved ones for the upcoming festivities!

Orcapod Services | Blogs

Freelancing Vs. Full-Time Employment: An Objective Take

2020 has made us rethink a work culture that had otherwise been largely unchanged for the past decade or so. It has forced us to look beyond the paradigms of what we have come to accept as normal over the years. For most people, the natural thing to do every day, at least five times a week, is to get up in the morning and face that often-dreaded commute to work. Along came the Covid-19 pandemic and confined us to our homes. Sadly, it also brought in its wake a shaky and highly unstable business environment and the consequent downsizing and lay-offs.
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Industry News

Gig work & India’s Gen-Z

Millennials are now beginning to move to mid-level and senior management positions in organizations. Gen Z is entering the mainstream workforce. The traditional work structure is changing slowly but surely. In the last few years, an increasing number of millennials have expressed their desire to participate in a gig economy. Gen Z, brought up in a hyper-personalised and connected world are playing an important role in this shift. What does this mean for employers? Read to know more.
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IT sector hiring in new-age skills to pick up in 2021

Even as hiring activity in general seems to have slowed down considerably across the world, certain sections of the IT industry show no signs of stopping. In fact, it is all set to pick up like never before, come 2021. What are some of the skills that are likely to be in demand? This article provides some great insights into the current hiring activity in the IT industry. Moreover, it makes some sound projections for the future. Don’t miss this one!

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Employees in these industries can get permanent work from home as govt eases guidelines

Looks like the work-from-home culture is here to stay! Even as scientists across the world are scurrying to create a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus, life as we knew it may still continue to elude us for a while. The government recently announced the simplification of certain guidelines for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT-based services (ITES) organizations, to facilitate the ‘Ease of Doing Business.’ It appears that these rules provide for more favourable conditions for working from home. Read this article to know more.

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What does well-being at work mean in the current context?

For most people, 2020 has been a bumpy ride to say the least. Mental health and well-being have become a burning issue across the world. While there has always been some ongoing discourse around physical, emotional, economic, and social well-being, there is an urgent need to reassess what we mean by each of them in light of what has transpired during the course of this year. What does well-being at work mean in 2020? Let’s explore.

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Six Ways Companies Can Build Individual and Organizational Resilience

When the founder of The Huffington Post, author of 15 books, one among of Time Magazine’s list of the worlds hundred most influential people and also one to make it on the Forbes Most Powerful Women list tells you that adding a human layer is the key to the “Great Reset”, you know that you have to sit up and listen. Arianna Huffington talks about how individuals and organizations need to be resilient in these trying times and shares some ways in which companies can achieve that. Click here to read this brilliant piece.

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