THE FUTURE OF WORK

Job market trends for 2022

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Workplace trends for 2022

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Job market trends for 2022

 THE FUTURE OF WORK

Job market trends for 2022

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Job market trends for 2022

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Workplace trends for 2022

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Workplace trends for 2022

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Workplace trends for 2022

  Job market
  at a glance
  Job market at a glance
Hiring (and turnover) is up
72% of organizations are planning on increasing staff headcount in 2022
69% of employers have experienced more voluntary turnover in 2021 than in previous years
Talent is in the driver's seat

63%

of employers reported hiring new staff as their greatest challenge faced as the pandemic has evolved

51%

of professionals reported interviewing for 2+ roles during their most recent job search

In the United States there are 1 million more jobs than people looking for work

CNBC

Hiring (and turnover) is up
72% of organizations are planning on increasing staff headcount in 2022
69% of employers have experienced more voluntary turnover in 2021 than in previous years
Talent is in the driver's seat

63%

of employers reported hiring new staff as their greatest challenge faced as the pandemic has evolved

51%

of professionals reported interviewing for 2+ roles during their most recent job search

In the United States there are 1 million more jobs than people looking for work

CNBC

Hiring (and turnover) is up
72% of organizations are planning on increasing staff headcount in 2022
69% of employers have experienced more voluntary turnover in 2021 than in previous years
Talent is in the driver's seat

63%

of employers reported hiring new staff as their greatest challenge faced as the pandemic has evolved

51%

of professionals reported interviewing for 2+ roles during their most recent job search
Hiring (and turnover) is up
72% of organizations are planning on increasing staff headcount in 2022
69% of employers have experienced more voluntary turnover in 2021 than in previous years
Talent is in the driver's seat

63%

of employers reported hiring new staff as their greatest challenge faced as the pandemic has evolved

51%

of professionals reported interviewing for 2+ roles during their most recent job search

In the United States there are 1 million more jobs than people looking for work

CNBC

In the United States there are 1 million more jobs than people looking for work

CNBC

  The evolving
  workplace
  The evolving workplace

As a result of the pandemic, employee expectations have shifted drastically—and healthcare professionals are in search of new opportunities that can better meet their needs. With plenty of job openings available, employers who can’t meet these expectations risk missing out on (and losing) great talent.

Talent is on the move: 62% of healthcare professionals are actively job searching
Hiring is up: 72% of organizations are planning on increasing staff headcount in 2022
Talent is on the move: 62% of healthcare professionals are actively job searching
Hiring is up: 72% of organizations are planning on increasing staff headcount in 2022

The meaning of the “workplace” has been forever altered. While future plans remain fluid as the workplace continues to evolve, here’s what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

New work environments
Employers are planning on implementing the following work environments post-pandemic:
New work environments
Employers are planning on implementing the following work environments post-pandemic:

59%

Hybrid

25%

Fully in-person

8%

Fully remote

59%

Hybrid

25%

Fully in-person

8%

Fully remote
Expanded employee benefits + workplace policies
To better support employees and improve company culture, employers are making plans to expand on the following benefits:
Expanded employee benefits + workplace policies
To better support employees and improve company culture, employers are making plans to expand on the following benefits:
Mental health/wellbeing programs: 58%
Training + educational opportunities: 58%
Healthcare benefits: 35%
Childcare support: 33%
Paid time off: 25%
DEI to be a priority
Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have become a priority in the workplace. While there is room for improvement, employers are taking the steps toward establishing new DEI goals.
DEI to be a priority
Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have become a priority in the workplace. While there is room for improvement, employers are taking the steps toward establishing new DEI goals.
of employers have ranked ‘creating policies that meet individual employee needs fairly’ among one of their top 3 concerns related to employee engagement

of organizations have recently made changes to their DEI program to make it more effective

of employers have ranked ‘creating policies that meet individual employee needs fairly’ among one of their top 3 concerns related to employee engagement

of organizations have recently made changes to their DEI program to make it more effective

of employers have ranked ‘creating policies that meet individual employee needs fairly’ among one of their top 3 concerns related to employee engagement

of organizations have recently made changes to their DEI program to make it more effective

of employers have ranked ‘creating policies that meet individual employee needs fairly’ among one of their top 3 concerns related to employee engagement

of organizations have recently made changes to their DEI program to make it more effective

  Making your next
  career move
  Making your next career move
Record-level turnover has led to the phenomenon known as the Great Resignation. This trend paired with the return to a candidate-driven job market gives professionals a prime opportunity to find meaningful and impactful work in an environment aligned with your needs.
How to land (and find) your next role

Emphasize your transferable + essential skills

In addition to conveying the technical skills that make you qualified for the role, you can further prove you’re the right candidate by displaying strong essential and transferable skills. The most in-demand attributes for new hires in 2022 include:
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Initiative/drive
  • Problem solving & analytical thinking
  • Personal accountability
  • Being a team player

Apply, even if you're slightly underqualified

In this candidate-driven market, you may have some luck applying for roles that may feel just out of your reach. If you prove you can learn the necessary skills quickly, employers just might extend you an offer.

58% of employers have plans to expand their training + educational offerings in 2022
58% of employers have plans to expand their training + educational offerings in 2022

58% of employers have plans to expand their training + educational offerings in 2022

Determine your priorities

Prior to the pandemic, your employer may have adequately met your needs. If your priorities have shifted or you want something different from your job or career, now is the time to make a move. With a surplus of job openings, you have the ability to be more selective when making career decisions. To identify a job that aligns with your needs, consider these factors:

Flexibility
While flexibility was an unexpected outcome of the pandemic, it’s become a necessity for most people moving forward. Whether that means having more control over where or when you work, look out for company policies that build a culture focused on results—not hours or visibility in an office.
of professionals want to maintain their newfound flexibility post-pandemic
Mental health support
A more open culture about mental health at work has become increasingly important. When job searching, pay close attention for signs that the company values and supports their employees’ well-being.
of professionals have said their mental health has worsened throughout the pandemic
Career development
Be sure to ask about the company’s professional development initiatives. If they do not take care to train their employees or offer opportunities for development, this may not be a workplace where you can easily stay up-to-date with your skillset.
of professionals do not feel their company is helping them learn new skills for the future
Flexibility
While flexibility was an unexpected outcome of the pandemic, it’s become a necessity for most people moving forward. Whether that means having more control over where or when you work, look out for company policies that build a culture focused on results—not hours or visibility in an office.
of professionals want to maintain their newfound flexibility post-pandemic
Mental health support
A more open culture about mental health at work has become increasingly important. When job searching, pay close attention for signs that the company values and supports their employees’ well-being.
of professionals have said their mental health has worsened throughout the pandemic
Career development
Be sure to ask about the company’s professional development initiatives. If they do not take care to train their employees or offer opportunities for development, this may not be a workplace where you can easily stay up-to-date with your skillset.
of professionals do not feel their company is helping them learn new skills for the future
Flexibility
While flexibility was an unexpected outcome of the pandemic, it’s become a necessity for most people moving forward. Whether that means having more control over where or when you work, look out for company policies that build a culture focused on results—not hours or visibility in an office.
of professionals want to maintain their newfound flexibility post-pandemic
Mental health support
A more open culture about mental health at work has become increasingly important. When job searching, pay close attention for signs that the company values and supports their employees’ well-being.
of professionals have said their mental health has worsened throughout the pandemic
Career development
Be sure to ask about the company’s professional development initiatives. If they do not take care to train their employees or offer opportunities for development, this may not be a workplace where you can easily stay up-to-date with your skillset.
of professionals do not feel their company is helping them learn new skills for the future
Flexibility
While flexibility was an unexpected outcome of the pandemic, it’s become a necessity for most people moving forward. Whether that means having more control over where or when you work, look out for company policies that build a culture focused on results—not hours or visibility in an office.
of professionals want to maintain their newfound flexibility post-pandemic
Mental health support
A more open culture about mental health at work has become increasingly important. When job searching, pay close attention for signs that the company values and supports their employees’ well-being.
of professionals have said their mental health has worsened throughout the pandemic
Career development
Be sure to ask about the company’s professional development initiatives. If they do not take care to train their employees or offer opportunities for development, this may not be a workplace where you can easily stay up-to-date with your skillset.
of professionals do not feel their company is helping them learn new skills for the future

Be open to flexible opportunities

In today’s competitive (and evolving) hiring environment, employers are embracing flexible hiring strategies to broaden their talent pool and attract top talent. From creating fully remote roles to increasing their hiring of contractors or consultants, this presents job seekers with several new types of job opportunities that are worth exploring.

40.7 million

American professionals will be fully remote in the next five years
UpWork

67%

of companies utilize contract, freelance, consulting, or contract-to-hire staff

40.7 million

American professionals will be fully remote in the next five years
UpWork

67%

of companies utilize contract, freelance, consulting, or contract-to-hire staff

In today’s competitive (and evolving) hiring environment, employers are embracing flexible hiring strategies to broaden their talent pool and attract top talent. From creating fully remote roles to increasing their hiring of contractors or consultants, this presents job seekers with several new types of job opportunities that are worth exploring.

40.7 million

American professionals will be fully remote in the next five years
UpWork

67%

of companies utilize contract, freelance, consulting, or contract-to-hire staff
Read more: How temporary consultants can help businesses navigate uncertainty

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