We’re already at the end of 2021 and have seen a drastic shift in industry norms and the work culture. Sure, the COVID-19 was the most significant factor for this change but, we shouldn’t dismiss technological & economical changes along with the globalization of the companies.
We’re now in the post-pandemic era with an updated and safer work environment. But how do we ensure to hire and retain the quality workforce in this new world? Finding the talent has been comparatively easier now than ever.
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Here are the latest workplace trends to look out for
Every employee wants to work in a healthy work environment. It motivates and improves overall employee happiness. A happy employee improves the company’s profitability by 21% and productivity by 47%.
To understand an ideal healthy workspace, you first need to understand the wants of the employees. What are their basic requirements? What benefits do most prefer? A periodic check of these will help in keeping the work environment updated.
There is nothing to do with the employee’s gender with the quality of work they provide. The age-old notion about men being superior to women only because they can concentrate more on the work is outdated. The modern woman does justify her job role or even more.
Statistically, women in leadership are more likely to outdo their rivals by over 50%. It is also said to improve the profit margins. As they used to say, an educated woman makes a better family. However, these days, an educated woman makes the world a better place!
The Next Generation
Gen Z has now entered the market and business. These are the same ones who are engrossed in their mobile phones and laptops much more than any other previous generation. They are the digital children. Gen Z might not know what a floppy disk is, but they can improve your computer efficiency in just a matter of minutes.
The generation born from 1997 – 2010 has been predicted to account up for 40% of the global workforce. To retain the employees for the long term, the company – big or small – needs to update its technology and workspace to accommodate their needs.
Raise in remote work
Thanks to the pandemic, around 50% of the American working class is working from the comforts of their homes. And, it is said to increase by 22% in the following 4 years. It leaves the companies with a question, whether this affects the productivity of employees.
However, a recent survey’s numbers show otherwise. The employees’ productivity increased by 52% and their retention by 43%! These numbers only confirm that encouraging working from home improves communication, inclusivity as well as diversity.
The new work culture brings along a positive, flexible and collaborative environment. In this ever-changing fast-paced work environment, we must keep upgrading with the transitions.