Amazon are proving to be an increasingly regular name cropping up around developments in the future of work. I recently blogged about the gamification of their warehouse workers' roles, literally turning their work into video games to boost productivity and increase engagement.
The Uber Driver's Tale
JOYN is on a road trip to Sydney this week and my early morning Uber ride to the airport was with Adam, a pleasant, chatty guy from Palestine who had recently returned to New Zealand after spending some time in Melbourne and Western Australia.
Back in my England schooldays I had a "Saturday job" at Boots the Chemist. There I was, every Saturday, with my classmates Vinny and Flibba (Paul and James to their parents), decked out in a pair of scratchy blue trousers, roughly-ironed white shirt, blue tie and name badge, bleary-eyed but ready to serve the public their chemical needs.
Earlier this week I was alerted to an interesting comment from the Twitter feed of @StacyZapar who is a well-known US-based Employment Branding and Talent Acquisition (read: in-house recruitment) specialist:
How did you get to work today? I’m directing this question mainly at Aucklanders as I write this blog while ferrying towards the City from the Upper Harbour.
In recent blog posts we’ve covered off the data around JOYN. We like a bit of data for sure, especially numbers like these:
Hey there, welcome to our Blog: #FutureWorkNZ. We’ve been here before. In 2009 Rice Consulting was launched, an agency specialising in the placement of recruiters into recruitment agencies and corporate talent acquisition teams. And in 2010 we started blogging on “The Whiteboard” about all the goings on in New Zealand’s recruitment industry.