BASS – Newsletter (Projekte – Erwebsunterbrueche vor der Geburt / Kinder in multilokalen Familienkonstellationen)


1 Erwerbsunterbrüche vor der Geburt
2 Kinder in multilokalen Familienkonstellationen

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Opinion: It’s time we walk the talk on gender equality. Here’s how.

Women’s equality and empowerment is a driver of economic growth and development around the world, and development organizations routinely include and espouse this goal as part of their missions and activities. But if you peel back the curtain, there are serious questions about whether — behind the scenes — development organizations are living up to these values in the workplace.

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United Nations has reached Gender Parity in the Top Leadership

For the first time in UN’s 77-year-old history, half of the members of the Senior Management Group are now women leaders. Is this a proof that Secretary General’s strategy on Gender Parity is starting to pay off?

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Opinion: Is the USAID 1420 biodata form contributing to the gender pay gap?

Whether you call it a 1420, a biodata form, or simply an “EBD”, anyone who has worked on a United States Agency for International Development-funded contract is well acquainted with the “contractor employee biographical data sheet.” A mandatory government form, it requires basic information such as education, language proficiency, work history, and yes, salary history but it could also breed job hopping and, worst of all, cement gender pay gaps.

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Devex – Important Interview – The future of work

Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary general of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, talks about the importance of ecosystems for ecommerce in developing countries, so that the rise of digital technologies does not leave the poorest even further behind.

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WEF – Entrepreneurship : Is the era of management over?

„The key to management is to get rid of the managers,“ advised Ricardo Semler, whose TED Talk went viral, introducing terms such as “industrial democracy” and “corporate re-engineering”. It’s important to point out that Mr. Semler isn’t an academic or an expert in management theory, he is the CEO of a successful industrial company. His views are unlikely to represent mainstream thinking on organizational design. But perhaps it is time we redefine the term “manager”, and question whether the idea of “management” as it was inherited from the industrial era, has outlived its usefulness. ​​

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NZZ – Wie Personalvermittler auf Linkedin und Xing nach Talenten suchen

Personalvermittler und Unternehmen spüren mit immer ausgefeilteren Methoden gefragte Fachkräfte auf. Sie setzen dabei vor allem auf Algorithmen und soziale Netzwerke.

«Wir wissen schon vor dem Kandidaten, dass er den Job haben will», sagt Alistair Cox, Chef von Hays. Der auf die Vermittlung von Fachkräften spezialisierte britische Personaldienstleister setzt bei der Talentsuche auf künstliche Intelligenz. Damit werden nicht nur mögliche Kandidaten selektioniert, sondern Hays erfährt auch viel über deren Verhalten im Internet und ihre latente Bereitschaft, den Arbeitgeber zu wechseln.

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Credit Suisse – Michael Strobaek: «Die Leute werden rebellieren wie während der Französischen Revolution»

Die Menschen leben immer länger. Das verändert Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft radikal. Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer bei Credit Suisse, über Fluch und Segen des demografischen Wandels.

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