It’s no secret that the COVID-19 Pandemic made both employers and employees alike rethink future of work trends.
As we move forward and embrace the uncertainty of what is to come, today we’re outlining three key trends businesses should consider.
Strategic Hybrid Work Model
Workers are accustomed to remote work, and there are no signs of employees wanting to return to an office every day. In a survey taken by Forbes, 97% of workers preferred some degree of flexibility between working remotely and working in an office.
Many companies both in the Triangle and beyond embrace the hybrid work model as one of many future of work trends. From downtown Raleigh-based Citrix to RTI international to IBM, all recognize the importance of prioritizing the comfort and safety of their employees and giving them options when it comes to where they work.
With competition for talent being at an all-time high, the last thing employers want to do is detract potential employees due to their stringent in-office policies.
Fight for Talent Creating a Higher Standard for Employee-Centered Culture
With 10.1 million open jobs 10.1 million open jobs in the US in June, the talent crunch is at the forefront of many employers’ minds. What does the talent crunch of today mean when it comes to the future of work trends? It means employees have the power, and will in turn raise their standard for what they want in a company, and companies must follow suit.
In order to both attract and retain top talent, it is integral for employees to offer opportunities for future growth and learning. With 76% of millennials believe development opportunities are one of the most important aspects of company culture, investing in employees is something that businesses can’t afford to miss out on.
Strong Focus on Upskilling Current Talent
The need for tech talent will also force employers to think outside the box when it comes to which employees may find success in certain roles. Many frontline employees have skillsets that could translate well to roles in the tech space when given additional training.
Future-thinking companies should be upskilling current employees not only to meet hiring demands but also to increase employee job satisfaction and improve organizational effectiveness.
At Momentum we partner with companies to not only help train managers to identify candidates in frontline roles who could be good candidates for upskilling but also then offer a full suite of services to transform these loyal employees to have successful careers in tech.
As businesses move forward and think about the future of work trends, they should keep employee wellbeing front of mind with everything they do. From hybrid work models to more opportunities for training and upskilling, employee-centric cultures are the common thread when it comes to the future of work.