The importance of framing relevance
So, the first step to giving students a convincing “why” to study is to “define” relevance. In other words, we need to explain carefully or better show students why the content of each lesson we teach matters to them. If we don’t, students will understand the material and remember it long enough to test it (toss), but if they don’t see the point in the material, it’s very unlikely that they’ll keep it. lots of working memory, long-term memory.
The question arises: do you always spend time creating a “relevancy framework” in your lessons? Do your students see how important or interesting the information or skills you are going to teach should be?
In How the Brain Learns, Souza writes, “Teachers spend about 90% of their time planning lessons so that students understand the purpose of learning (i.e. understand it). But to convince the student’s brain to achieve this goal. teachers need to be more knowledgeable to help students find meaning” (p. 50).
Don’t act like the teachers Souza describes here. Don’t spend 90% of your time planning trying to figure out how to teach material to make sense. You should make sure that the students understand what you are teaching. But balance your planning time a little bit and spend a little more time making sure your students see the urgency of what you plan to teach. When they see the relevance, they will be more present and eventually learn more.
Using emotional leads
The second “attention and programming amplifier” I want to talk about today is emotion.
Relevance and emotions often go hand in hand. When we see the urgency of what we are taught, we become more interested in it and start to worry a little. And it turns out that this increased arousal helps us to absorb the material more easily. Recent studies have shown that increasing the level of adrenaline in the system, which occurs when we are emotionally involved in learning, actually helps the brain to form new long-term memories.
In general, employees also strive for a flexible work environment. More and more people are interested in different types of work and want to be able to control their schedule. According to a recent Monster poll, 92% of respondents said they thought it was time to look at the on-demand economy. Fifty-seven per cent of respondents also said they would accept between 52 per cent and 52 per cent of those who would like to have a long-term contract with a flexible schedule.
All of these reasons are at the root of the increased demand for temporary employment assistance. Whether it’s the demand for jobs with COVID-19 or how the pandemic has forced the workforce and employers to change the way they live. In the process, we have adapted to these changes, and this has opened up new opportunities for employees and employers.
Reason for the increase in remote work
As we all know and probably at some point experienced, remote work has increased. Personally, I never worked remotely full time until March. Now I’ve been working remotely for 10 months now, and it’s really become the new norm. When I think back to the days when we all went to the office, it seems like it was so long ago. Employees and employers start to feel the same if they haven’t already. Remote work has become the new norm, and now it remains within certain limits.
From the employer’s point of view, businesses have recognized that working from home can work. They saw that workers were still able to perform their tasks, and in some cases noticed increased productivity. Operating costs are also likely to have decreased as they spend less money on remote employees (more snacks in bars, employee lunches, etc.). office all together. According to a Verizon survey, 86% of global companies believe that the digital workplace will coexist with COVID-19, while 78% expect remote work to grow.
Opportunities it offers staff
So what does the growth of temporary assistance and flexible jobs mean for the human resources industry? It opens the door to new horizons. It is time to start planning a short-term and long-term strategy. Statistics show that this change will occur in the near future. Adapting to change now, temporary employment agencies can stay ahead. So where do you start?
Discuss temporary opportunities with employers who typically hire full-time
The increase in temporary assistance is not limited to companies that hire contract agents. This could be a new opportunity for companies that usually want to hire full time. If a client was open to the idea of working on a contract, this could be a good opportunity to discuss its growth and the benefits of hiring a full-time employee. This is not only cheaper, as we mentioned, but also opens the door for more qualified candidates seeking an employment contract. Not all posts are suitable for contract work, but this is definitely a way that can be explored if the client is open to it. To test the water, you can even offer a temporary rental plan. If a contract worker finishes training and wants to stay in the company, he can be hired full-time.
Flexible job ads add new features
Because temporary jobs are no longer reserved for contract-seeking companies, flexible jobs are no longer reserved for permanent employment. As the statistics show, more employees want to be able to work remotely. This opens up new opportunities for contractual and permanent accommodation. This allows recruitment companies to expand the search for qualified candidates from other states. It also provides an opportunity to find more qualified candidates based on their preferences to work from home. You may miss some highly educated people if they choose not to work in a physical place.
The ability to offer more flexible vacancies will eventually help to increase the number of candidates. If the client has been open to remote work, now is the time to discuss the growing interest in it as well as the benefits.