Taking a coffee break, going downstairs to smoke or simply picking up a mobile phone at work are normal behaviours that we all do. However, when these small breaks turn into bigger absences in the work environment, this phenomenon is called absenteeism. Most of the causes of absenteeism are related to the emotional well-being that workers experience at work, followed by their well-being outside the work environment and, finally, justified absenteeism, which is the least common or affects the company the least.
Did you know that unemployment among the over-55s in Spain has tripled since 2008 to more than half a million people? The worst thing is that 75% of these professionals believe they will never work again because there is no room for them in the labour market. This is one of the most visible consequences of ageism or age discrimination. A phenomenon that has gained momentum in recent decades, driven by the rapid advance of technology and the increasingly widespread belief that as we grow older, we become incapable.
The Covid-19 crisis has revolutionised the way we work. Working from home has given companies the opportunity to reinvent themselves, becoming much more flexible or hiring talent from anywhere in the world. However, as we move closer to normality, more and more companies are embracing hybrid working, a model that combines remote and face-to-face working and seeks to take advantage of the benefits offered by both models.