Affairs with a co-worker or client have become quite prevalent in today’s culture. There is website for affairs that specializes in setting up their members for an extra-marital affair. Data revealed that members of dating sites come from a wide range of professions with 13 fields having the highest percentage of self-confessed adulterers.
A report that was published in Business Insider showed the differences between the careers of male members and female members. Thirteen careers emerged as particularly prominent in the discreet dating site membership.
According to communications director Isabella Mise of Ashley Madison dating site, those who work for the construction, plumbing and welding sectors do not follow the traditional 9 to 5 working hours making it easy for them find an affairs partner. 4% of the female members and 29% of male members work in trade jobs.
Women working as IT support in the tech sector comprise 8% of the members while 12% are represented by their male counterparts. It is very likely that Grey’s Anatomy has influenced 23% of the dating site’s female members and 5% of the male members. Most of them work as doctors or nurses in the medical sector.
The fourth most popular career choice of the dating site’s members is entrepreneurship. Being able to start their own business makes them prone to imaginative concepts of fidelity. Surprisingly, 4% of the dating site is composed of male educators who work in the education sector as teachers, administrators or visiting lecturers. 12% of female educators also signed up for membership.
The image of sleek and non-monogamous Wall Street tycoon is a common sight in movies and TV. It seems that there is truth to the stereotype because 9% female and 8% male are members of the dating site. The same percentage comes from the retail and hospitality industries that promote socialization and interaction. Other members are involved in social work, marketing & communications, legal, arts & entertainment and politics.
Contrary to what many believe in, website for affairs is not an escort service of any kind. The website is a quality, extramarital dating site for attached men and women who want to discreetly date with other individuals.
Most job seekers today search for jobs in sites like Indeed and Glassdoor. However, do not just look at the job description but read the reviews that reflect on the company’s culture. For example, King Kong reviews that were posted by its employees will help you manage your expectations before submitting an application.
Seven technology companies in Calgary are combining their forces to host a major hiring fair. Tech West Collective is composed of Calgary’s biggest and most successful tech companies like Benevity that has grown from 70 employees to almost 500 employees over the past 3 years.
Another company, Showpass, an event ticketing company has expanded dramatically that it expects its headcount to double from 40 to 80 by the end of the year. Alberta-based bank ATB Financial has invested heavily in fintech and innovation to become more modern and competitive.
The first major initiative of Tech West Collective is the hiring fair to fill up more than 200 vacant positions between them. According to Tom Short, founder of Kudos, a Tech West member, the company needs at least 30 to 40 people for the 1st quarter of next year. Kudos has developed peer-to-peer employee recognition software program that is being used in 80 countries across the world.
According to Calgary Economic Development, there are more than 2,000 vacant positions in the city for software engineers, data scientists and programming, development and technology roles. Surprisingly, the city has an overall unemployment rate of 7.2%.
Calgary-based tech companies are struggling to find top talent in technology because they are competing against Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The tech sector continues to recruit locally and internationally for positions that are difficult to fill up. Tech West Collective wants to increase awareness locally that there are other vacant positions that do not require tech skills like marketing and customer support roles.
One of the strategies that companies use today is to post employment opportunities at job sites. Meanwhile, people with tech skills can read King Kong reviews to have a fair idea on how to negotiate for salary and benefits. This way, the job seeker does not overvalue or undervalue his skills.
What used to be science fiction has become a reality in the modern world because of technology. Advances in software development has resulted from technological innovations like cloud computing and artificial intelligence. There are tens of thousands of off-the-shelf applications but a bigger advantage is provided by custom software development that is planned according to what the business needs.
Expert predictions on future trends in software development:
According to Toni Horn of Fjord & MBJ London, many industries focus on software development but it seems that the next step is consolidation. There are many players in the market and it makes better sense for leaders to stay ahead through mergers and acquisitions. There are specific areas where lots of movement is towards efficiency at work. This includes everything from emails to project management software that works more effectively together.
Marlyne Pierce of Modern Mogul Ventures believes that the best software development incorporates agile methods and robust user feedback. Since interactive tech and platforms have come to the forefront and human-centered design is fully embraced, testing and development in social context can be expected to grow. Examples are virtual reality, augmented reality, marketplaces and machine learning platforms.
According to Archie Agarwal of ThreatModeler Software, Inc. in software development, shifting security and integrating DevSecOps with automation is the next big thing. Developers of software can no longer ignore security. They cannot wait until the later stage of development to include security. Automation in threat modeling can enable companies to detect, prioritize and mitigate attack vector threats while the software is still in the design phase.
Amy Czuchlweski of Bottle Rocket predicts that continuous integration will change software development. Teams will become more efficient in automating processes by integrating and testing changes as the software is being developed. Changes can be deployed immediately to allow enterprises to gather data and react to real time feedback.
If you will compare off-the-shelf software with custom software development, the former is ready to use once installed on a computer. The latter has to be developed according to the specific requirements of a business. Choosing the best tool for the business can be daunting but if there are unique challenges, custom software will be the better solution.