Are things starting to feel a little bit more normal? It’s hard to tell, isn’t it? Well, one thing for sure is that we have a strong 2022 job market. It seems employers are still having a hard time finding good quality candidates. So now is your time!
This article goes over four facts of the 2022 Job Market you may not be aware of, and one lie.
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Facts about the 2022 Job Market
DE&I Is Front and Center
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion continue to be key factors in hiring decisions. Companies are taking proactive measures to recognize and eliminate unseen barriers that could be hindering the employment or opportunities for individuals from different socio-economic groups.
Diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces are the main goal in 2022.
Flexibility with Work Schedules
The great resignation has forced employers to provide more flexibility when it comes to where and when employees work. Employees now expect flexibility in terms of the number of hours, location, and when they can work. Many employers are willing to offer lucrative opportunities with good incentives. Companies that do not provide flexibility to their employees are going to see increased turnover.
Keep looking for the right job that provides the culture and flexibility you desire.
The Employee Experience is Important
Managers need to get really good at reaching out and staying connected with remote workers and teams. The more engagement there is, the easier it will be for managers to ensure that the company’s vision and goals are being met. If you are applying for one of these roles be sure to empathize your communication skills and strategies for keeping a remote team engaged.
Use More Tech to Automate Tasks
Organizations are investing in numerous platforms that automate repetitive manual tasks. Such as approving expense reports and requested vacations. Tech can even monitor timesheets. This may reduce the number of required managers but more likely it will free up their time to do more important things.
1 Lie about the 2022 Job Market
Your Education and past experience are more important than your skillset
Another word for skillset is transferable skills. These are the skills that you use in every job, no matter the title or the field. Some transferable skills are hard skills, like coding, data analysis, or other technical skills, and some are soft skills like communication and relationship building.
Companies are redefining what they value. Past hiring practices and roles matter way less than the skills that can be incorporated into the new job.
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