HOW THE WORLD OF WORK IS CHANGING GLOBALISATION

the new global economy

Ten years ago, rich countries dominated the world economy, accounting for two-thirds of global GDP. Since then, their share has fallen to just over half. In ten years, it could decline to a mere 40%, with emerging markets producing most global output. The pace of this shift in economic power is unprecedented, and raises as many questions as it does hopes. What will happen after globalization and (often) good policies have enabled virtually all developing countries to catch up with their richer peers? And how will incumbent powers respond to the new players that economic convergence is bringing to the fore – and to their demands for a greater say in global economic governance?

changes in employment patterns

Over the last 25 years the make up of the UK’s working population has changed beyond all recognition.With employment law and equal pay legislation coming into place over the last 25 years, women are being encouraged to work and not be penalised for raising children.

Employers offering flexible working practices or child care facilities at the workplace have also helped to make it easier for women with children to continue working.

jobs

skills and qualities

here are some skills and qualities you need for a job.....

1. Communication Skills

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in many mediums: by email, verbally, with lists and phone messages, on the phone, and with body language. Communication also includes listening skills and the ability to follow directions and provide feedback.

2. Honesty

Employers want accurate and timely information regarding their business and their employees. Made a mistake? Don’t cover it up, admit it, and learn not to do it again.

3. Technical Competency

Most positions require certain skills that are advertised on the Job Posting. If you are hired to perform certain tasks then you should have the skills. Improving your skills along the way is also expected.

4. Work Ethic

Be at work on time, do what you were hired to do, meet targets and deadlines and work to the best of your ability. What more could an employer ask?

5. Flexibility

Employers and their employees need to react quickly to changing business conditions. Employers need employees who can change gears and adapt as required.

6. Determination and Persistence

Managers will give employees challenging goals but generally they are achievable. The key is to be able to work hard and keep moving forward when you encounter obstacles.

7. Ability to Work in Harmony with Co-Workers

Employers and managers like to have people working with them and for them who can get along with their colleagues and who can work with others effectively in different circumstances.

8. Eager and Willing to Add to Their Knowledge Base and Skills

As businesses change, there is often a need to find out new information, expand knowledge and explore new ways of doing things. People with an interest in learning, and a willingness to pass it on to others, become invaluable.

9. Problem-Solving Skills

Companies are looking for people who are motivated to take on challenges with minimal direction. Employees should see when something needs to be done and react accordingly.

10. Loyalty

Employers want and need to be able to trust their employees to work professionally to meet the employer’s best interests. Employers do not want to hire people who require close scrutiny or who cannot be trusted to represent the company in public

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