Work from home and employee power: Glassdoor Workplace Trends for 2022

What’s next for our working lives? (Image: Getty)

The working world today is quite different from a few years ago.

Covid, as we know it, has changed everything, making WFH and Zoom part of our everyday mother tongue.

The ripple effect of this will be long-lasting. So what will work be like next year, or next year?

Glassdoor economist Lauren Thomas shared her predictions, highlighting four key workplace trends for 2022…

Hiring will be difficult

“In 2021, the UK will see immigration disrupted, the population aging, workers reassessing their priorities and customer needs recover more quickly,” Lauren said. expected. ‘These combined factors mean the labor market will remain tight throughout 2022.’

Employers can have a hard time finding and retaining great employees. The key will be flexibility and creativity – companies will need to adopt a remote working approach, prioritizing creating a good workplace culture and considering people’s needs beyond the norm. Traditional 9 to 5.

Glassdoor also suggests that co-workers ‘should seek to unlock new sources of talent by finding overlooked workers such as telecommuters, new retirees, home workers, etc. less employed or those with criminal records’.

Remote workers will expect higher pay

Yes, we will still work from home in 2022. But for now, employers shouldn’t expect this to be a way to save money.

‘Teleworking is a near-necessary tool for companies, and no longer a secret superpower for employers who can afford it,’ Lauren explains. ‘With the recruiting advantages of remote work diluted, employers need to offer more compelling offers and for many this means a raise.

‘As we move into 2022, workers who were once abundant locally may now be swept up in a wave of remote opportunities, costing local employers more as companies competition is fiercer to find talent from afar. “

Bottom line: the competition for talent will be fierce, and remote job offers are no longer a shiny perk – it’s a bare minimum – so you’ll need to do more to reap the benefits. attract everyone.

The shift to remote working hasn’t slowed down (Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto)

Diversity and inclusion will continue to be a priority

Lauren said: ‘Glassdoor found that 72 per cent of UK job seekers and employees consider workforce diversity an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers and 2022 will be. inflection point for DEI efforts. ‘Employees will expect to see progress from companies, and the goodwill achieved when setting goals and commitments over the past two years will wear off if not adhered to with actual action.

‘Holding parent companies to their promises helps to ‘elevate’ the conversation about transparency.’

Workplace communities will extend beyond the office walls

Pre-Covid, free snacks and office bean bags may be what the day is, but now, with the rise of remote working, how we infuse workplace culture and community must change.

That could mean social opportunities that aren’t available in the office, mental health services, and creative freedom with perks that can be delivered to your door, not just around the corner. Traditional workspace.

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