The way people work has fundamentally changed in the last three years. With more options for flexibility, terms such as remote or hybrid work and four-day work weeks are appearing in more job postings and workplace policies.
“The changes that we’re seeing in the labour market, in recruitment practices and in the workplace have shifted the ways that job seekers develop and promote their skills,” says Laura Fyfe, Skills Translation Coordinator with Brock’s Centre of Excellence in Career and Experiential Education. “People appreciate opportunities for flexibility in their workplace and careers; however, these changes can also come with a certain anxiety around adapting their skills to the new world of work.” She has been working at the intersection of skills, career readiness and the labour market for seven years.
Fyfe will be joined by Amanda Villella, Acting Associate Vice-President in Brock’s Office of People and Culture, to facilitate a conversation about innovation in the workplace and the changing world of work at the next Brock LINC Innovation Social. The event will explore how changes to the workplace are affecting people and the skills that students and job seekers need to prepare for changing norms.
Villella, who has worked in human resources in both the public and private sectors for 18 years, has first-hand insight into the ways managers are adapting to the new world of work.
“A lot of this is new and evolving territory for managers,” says Villella. “Managers are challenged to adapt to workplace flexibility in work location and schedules while finding the right balance that meets everyone’s needs.”
The next Brock LINC Innovation Social on Innovation in the Workplace will be held Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rankin Family Pavilion on Level 300. Registration information and additional event details can be found on the Brock LINC website.