While the past decades have seen a steady rise in Forex brokerages setting up shop in Cyprus, and employing a growing number of professionals, such companies’ day-to-day operations are still something of a mystery to the average person. To demystify the work, regulatory considerations and upcoming developments in this highly-dynamic sector of the island’s economy,
Forex and CFD broker TIOmarkets recently became the first company to adopt a four-day work week in Cyprus, charting a bold new course in a traditionally more constrained environment. The move comes on the heels of similar shifts abroad, with trials of a four-day work week in Iceland seeing workers report less stress and a
The figures do not lie: according to business and financial data leader Bloomberg, one in 11 globally are over the age of 65; in 2050 this number will be one in six. Such demographics changes reflect a long-term increase in life expectancy and fall in birth rate, which means the average person is getting older.
For Dr. Sophia Papastavrou, gender technical specialist at World Vision Canada, the pandemic has taken a toll on women, on their ability to stay employed, and on their mental health. “We had a large number of women on the Covid frontline. We had 49 million care workers in the European Union who have been exposed
“Microsoft forecasts that in the next four years, there will be 149 million new jobs created in ICT, mostly in various areas of software development. The great question is how can we fill these jobs,” asks Maria Christofide, Corporate Social Responsibility manager at Amdocs. “Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs in the
Why do you want this job? What is your greatest weakness? Your greatest strength? How did you once resolve a conflict? If you have failed at something in the past, and what did you learn from it? We asked Maria Siopacha, Director of the Career Success Center at University of Nicosia about what questions graduates
Even before the pandemic crisis, anxiety, stress and depression were widespread, caused by long working hours, job insecurity in the private sector. Throughout the pandemic this worsened with social isolation and lockdowns. And job insecurity is rampant, with 26 per cent of respondents to a Eurofound survey living in terror of losing their jobs. Eurofound
We asked Tina Kafantari, a senior HR executive based in Athens, how to survive your job search. “There are a lot of challenges that job candidates must face today. First of all, the fact that they don’t receive feedback on their performance during the interviewing process is very discouraging. Companies should overcome these prejudices, not
The COVID-19 crisis has forced many companies to think about working from home. The pandemic and the use of videoconferencing globally has shown that remote working is finally here, to stay. There is still resistance, however: Only 22 per cent in Cyprus believe in the importance of adopting digital technologies to support remote working and collaboration.
Steve Slocombe, founder of GRS Recruitment, the largest recruiter in Cyprus, talks about the latest trends in hiring, in an interview with the Cyprus Mail’s Careers Express. Slocombe notes the growing importance of ‘emotional intelligence.’ “I’d like to say we must never underestimate the importance and value of education, and educational qualifications. However, we have