Current and Future Workplace Trends
With all the changes and evolution in our society today, trends in workplaces have been changing as well.
Traditional work setup that we all used to know is being replaced by new ones which seemingly heightens the efficiency of the current employees.
So it would be safe to say that knowing those current trends would be beneficial not just for your employees but especially for your business.
REMOTE WORKING: THE HOTTEST TREND
We are so used to working at our own tables in the company but for the past few years, working in the comfort of our home is becoming one of the hottest trends. It has proven to give a lot of benefits and advantages for both the employee and the employer.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic also created vast changes in everyone’s life and boosted this remote working setup even more. People could only go out of their house limitedly to keep out from the danger of the virus. Due to that, matters about education and jobs need to be adjusted drastically. Everyone is now studying and working from their own home.
Thanks to the technological advancement that we now have, doing all these things are now possible. We could have computers or laptops at home that are connected to your internet connection and viola, you are now ready for a remote work arrangement.
MAKING WAY FOR THE MILLENIALS AND GEN Z
As the baby boomers are now retiring one by one, we could simply imagine that the millenials and the gen Z are starting to dominate the workforce population. They may have been given a stigma about their personality and stuff but in reality, they are one of the most efficient generations we could ever have.
Being born in the era of evolving technology leads them to being tech savvy which is a great advantage to this generation. They seek for integrity and are full of creative ideas that could drive a company’s success.
They are that generation that is up for any challenges. They would be working hard and stay for a long time in a company that could offer them integrity and respect for their hard work.
IT IS TIME TO REINVENT YOUR HR DEPARTMENT
The HR Department is the one who is directly responsible for seeing what every employee in the company needs and wants. So with the new trends you need to adapt to your workplace, your HR should also be reinventing their way too.
You and the HR should discuss being open with hiring outsourced talents. They can be freelancers or independent consultants that could greatly help the work loads without the need of long-term work commitment with them.
Your HR department should also be more flexible in finding potential candidates. Knowing the term “learn how to learn” is pretty important with this subject and could lead you to great talents for the company.
Having a different perspective could also help reinventing ways of hiring new employees and engaging with the existing ones. Work training programs and racing out to educational institutions are some new ideas the department could work on with their new perspective.
WHO IS THIS SERIES FOR?
The guides we compiled in this series are for businesses and companies who are in the process of adjustment with the new normal. All changes may have been drastic but we are here to guide you through it and let you achieve an efficient workplace for you and your employees.
A workplace where your business goals could still be reached with everyone’s hard work and dedication even if you are not all working in the same place or time zone.
HOW MUCH OF THIS “WORKPLACE TRENDS” SERIES SHOULD YOU READ?
We recommend you to read everything in this series for each one of the guides and articles included here is meant to help you understand more about the current workplace trends. We gave our best to put helpful information so that everyone can easily understand the new trends and use it in their own workspace.
The more ideas and information you get from this series, the easier your company could adjust to the new trends everyone is facing today.
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WORKPLACE TRENDS #1: MOBILE JOB SEEKERS
Gone are the days of looking for a job in the newspaper, or searching through one job board after the other – job seekers have gone mobile.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #2: CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP
The US has approximately 9.8 million job openings needing to be filled. Yet, over 50% of all American companies say they can’t find qualified candidates to fill these positions.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #3: NOW HIRING – GENERATION Z
As baby boomers are now leaving the workforce and headed to retirement, employers are faced with where to get their new talent from. While the obvious choice may be to focus on college graduates, or older experienced candidates, many companies are looking to Generation Z – anyone born between 1994 and 2010.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #4: SOCIAL MEDIA – ENGAGE AND EXCHANGE
Social media is here to stay, so employers must utilize it fully to attract and retain the best talent.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #5: CONSIDERING CONSULTANTS AND FREELANCERS
Every year since the Great Recession, more and more people are breaking away from the traditional career path and offering their services and expertise as independent consultants (IC) and freelancers.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #6: CUT HEALTHCARE COSTS OR CUT EMPLOYEES?
Since day one, Affordable Care Act has been a controversial law, but it hasn’t stopped it from continuously reducing the rate of uninsured people in the United States.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #7: MILLENNIALS TAKE THE LEAD
With the departure of baby boomers we say goodbye to employees who stay 15 to 20 years with the same company, the good-ol-boy mentality, and the idea of corporate commitment for the sake of a good pension.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #8: ENERGIZE YOUR WORKSPACE
More and more employees are working remotely and using the company office as a destination to collaborate and meet with fellow employees, rather than staying in an assigned location.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #9: WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY
As we see baby boomers retiring in large numbers, the talent pool available to most employers will come from the over 80 million Millennials and Gen Z workers that are entering the workforce.
WORKPLACE TRENDS #10: (RE) INVENTING HR
For the first time since the great recession, incoming talent has the advantage, and employers have to be innovative in how they attract and retain employees.
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