#118 - Online hiring is looking a lot like dating
Today's episode from 17th December 2021. We've got two fascinating work-related stories for you today. First off, how looking for a new career online is a bit like online dating. Job seekers are using their experience of Tinder, Bumble, among others, to find a suitable professional match. Our second piece is all about the relationship between employers authority and workers autonomy. As Portugal bans bosses from contacting its staff outside of work hours, we hear from one of the politicians behind the laws. The pandemic and tight labour market have pushed job hunting online, creating a new dynamic for applicants and hiring managers. For Bloomberg Businessweek, Arrianne Cohen explores how the experience of swiping left on a dating app is transferable into the world of work. Remote working has great advantages, but it also carries new risks and new opportunities for employers to exploit their employees. In the Guardian, Portuguese Socialist party parliamentary leader Ana Catarina Mendes explains the necessity of legislating remote working and how this new law will help create a more egalitarian society. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.
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