Empowering enterprise: How we use machine learning to create new opportunities

July 21, 2020 / Tech

At Kalido, our mission is to connect people with economic opportunities. Many of our features that achieve this are powered and enhanced using clever AI/machine learning algorithms. One of which is our skill matching technology. The skill matcher is sort of like a search engine for finding people based on skills. We allow people to […]

Kalido Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

June 15, 2020 / Startup

The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare while also working on sustainability issues and much more. Many Technology Pioneers are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world. Kalido fuels organisational and societal prosperity through AI-powered […]

Lean…agile…WFH – Adventures in productivity

June 15, 2020 / The future of work

To unlock latent productivity, as seen in the lockdown, companies must seize the moment to holistically invest in employee well-being, beyond just flexible working. A new normal in the making? More than a billion of us have been taking part in an unprecedented global working from home (WFH) experiment. At first glance it’s a success, […]

Three key stats and what they tell us about the future of work

April 8, 2020 / The future of work

Powerful forces are reshaping the world of work. Understanding the significance of these three stats could be key if enterprises are to adapt and succeed. 91% of enterprises have adopted or have plans to adopt a digital-first strategy. *IDG: State of Digital Business Transformation 2019 Advances in technology, digital communications, and artificial intelligence are altering […]

How to design a hiring process that you would want to go through

October 22, 2019 / Startup

If you were joining your company again today, would you want to go through your hiring process? If the answer is no, it’s time for a change. The hiring process is a journey of discovery for companies and candidates. Hiring managers strive to fill open positions with the best talent, which can take months, and […]

The best talent acquisition comes from referrals

September 25, 2019 / Startup

Finding the right people can be tough. Holding on to them can be even tougher. Organisations acquire talent through multiple channels (owned careers pages, recruitment agencies, and employee referrals), but overwhelmingly, 88% of companies rated referrals above all other sources for generated quality of new hires. Furthermore, 82% said it gave them the best return […]

The value of employee profiles

September 18, 2019 / Networking

We all want to connect with others. But devices are increasingly isolating us. And when 50% of the UK workforce are set to be freelance by 2020, that’s a concern for companies and individuals alike. With this shift comes greater reliance on remote collaboration, which requires greater investment in technology that helps people connect, like […]

I am new to a big company. Help.

September 11, 2019 / Networking

When changing employers or joining your first company, anticipation and anxiety are nearly guaranteed. Today, the average UK worker spends only 5 years at a given employer, but even that period may be decreasing. And by 2020 50% of the UK workforce is set to be freelance. So if you’re a student, someone who has […]

Decisions: should you act now or sleep on it?

August 28, 2019 / Productivity

We all have decisions to make daily, regardless of our seniority within an organisation or community. Our decision making paths are deeply personal, but most decisions have positive and negative ramifications for others, as well. Quick decisions let others move faster, but considered decisions can lead to better long-term outcomes. So, when you have a […]

How to turn your ‘rock star’ team member into an engaged leader

August 14, 2019 / Productivity

Always on time, reliable, wants to learn and executes exceptionally. If that sounds familiar then you may have a rock star on your team. These rock stars are often the go-to person, not just for you, but for other team members, too. However, data shows us that underneath the high performing exterior, there’s a real […]

In times of uncertainty, should you stick or twist?

August 5, 2019 / Productivity

A company’s success or failure is ruled by many factors, not all of which are controllable. These include resource allocation, macroeconomic conditions, competitor behaviour, regulatory shifts, and technology advances. And when the chips are down, leaders are often faced with two basic choices: stick or twist. So what should you do? Twist Historical data and […]

The Curriculum Vitae is dying

July 31, 2019 / Networking

The Curriculum Vitae, more commonly known as a CV, is a Latin term which translates as ‘the course of your life’. Some alternately refer to it as a resume, from the French resumer, or “to sum up.” We typically use CVs when applying for a new job in order to document our career, experience, and […]

How the moon landing can help your business

July 25, 2019 / Productivity

Last week saw the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. On the 16th July 1969, Apollo 11 left the earth carrying Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins on their historic journey to the moon. Four days later, the pioneers landed on the surface of the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin spent over 2 hours on the moon’s surface […]

10 surprising facts about meetings

July 10, 2019 / Productivity

Before calling or attending your next meeting, have a look at these 10 surprising facts. They can help make your meetings more productive (or less frequent)! 1. 15 mins is the optimal meeting time Longer meetings don’t get more done. The average person’s attention span is only 18 minutes, so keep things short. Source 1Source […]

Work smarter not harder: easy to say, hard to do

July 4, 2019 / Productivity

We recently discussed how employees are increasingly experiencing burnout. When raising the topic in the workplace, the response is often ‘work smarter, not harder’. But how do you actually do that? 1) Put the comms away Data shows 70% of us have email and the like open all day burying ourselves in endless chains of […]

Turn off your communications and start getting things done

June 26, 2019 / Productivity

A recent survey showed that 70% of us have email and other messaging channels open all day. Receive, read, reply send, repeat. Add in time for meetings, and things get even worse, with only 1 hour and 12 minutes per day focused on actual work. We leave the office late, commute home and then continue […]

Why collaboration unlocks greatness

June 21, 2019 / Productivity

silo /ˈsʌɪləʊ/ verb verb: silo; 3rd person present: siloes; past tense: siloed; past participle: siloed; gerund or present participle: siloing isolate (one system, process, department, etc.) from others. Silos are a common problem for organisations. A PwC survey indicates that 55 percent of companies work in silos, with each function making its own decisions on […]

It's not better tech that will save your company, it's the personal touch

June 12, 2019 / Tech

With artificial intelligence set to take over 50% of the functions in a company, discussions often turn to what technology companies must invest in to compete. But for businesses of the future, superior technology is not the deciding factor for success. Perhaps counterintuitively, it is an investment in human capital which will set companies apart […]

10 tips to avoid burning out

June 11, 2019 / Productivity

A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 67% feel burned out “sometimes, often or always” with 23% in the “often or always” categories. Almost all of us will experience this feeling at some point within our careers. Here are 10 ways to avoid or alleviate it: 1) Stay active Exercise is […]

Why work should be reframed as projects

May 27, 2019 / Productivity

Job stability is a very good thing. But job stagnation is very bad indeed. To prevent routine and boredom from affecting staff morale and productivity, employers should consider reframing work in terms of projects. Instead of seeing employment as a marathon without end, projects encourage employees to put in maximum effort for short sprints. This […]