IDuring the difficult search for personnel, companies surprise with unusual offers. This includes the Viennese technology forge Bitpanda with generous leisure opportunities. Unlimited, fully paid annual leave for 1,000 employees is now part of that, management announced this week.
There are also two additional so-called rest breaks per year and the option to work up to 60 working days per year from the location of your choice. In addition, 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave is offered. Bitpanda currently has more than ten nodes across Europe, including one in Vienna, as well as one in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, Dublin, Krakow, London, Madrid, Milan and Zurich.
Eric Demuth, CEO and Co-Founder of Bitpanda, says: “We want Bitpanda to be the place that gives employees everything they need to grow professionally and personally and within one of the most rapidly changing and demanding industries. stays together”.
€1 billion booming fintech platform
Users can trade bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies and gold through the platform of start-up Bitpanda, which is based in Germany with the app of the same name. The fintech was founded in 2014 and is worth over a billion dollars. It claims to have over three million users. This makes it one of the most thriving fintech platforms in Europe. The company aims to use the innovative power of digitized assets and technology through a decentralized database (blockchain) to break down barriers to investment.
With this pioneering approach, Bitpanda can better meet the skilled labor shortage in Austria than other companies. Personnel constraints have long become a problem not only in the IT segment, but everywhere. The report “Risk in Focus 2022”, which was jointly prepared by the institutions for internal auditing of various countries, shows the threats as well as opportunities in the sector.
Especially in the case of IT jobs, the gap between supply and demand is widening, but the question of personnel is now clear in almost all sectors and at all levels. The pandemic has exacerbated this problem: through increased demands for distributed teams and digital skills, through remote or hybrid working, but also through a lack of employee retention and the resulting crash.
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