The top 10 Fortune 500 companies have come to a compromise. Positions that did not go remote during the pandemic will, of course, remain on site. Those who went remote during the lockdown are now being asked to adhere to a hybrid schedule, returning to the office at least 3 days per week.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression and anxiety cost the global economy $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. But WHO also found that for every $1 spent on treating common mental health concerns, there is a return of $4 in improved health and productivity.
In a pleasant change, what’s promised in 2023 flips the script. Instead of sentient robots coming to take your job, artificial intelligence is starting to create and even help you evolve your career. The AI tool helps show which skills still might be needed for certain roles, so that employees can direct their professional development.
According to Deloitte, research shows that enterprises with a top-quartile employee experienceachieve twice the innovation, double the customer satisfaction, and 25 percent higher profits than organizations with a bottom-quartile employee experience.
In other words, success in business means not just providing top-notch customer support, but top notch employeesupport.
The study performed over 100 years ago by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford University concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills. A more recent study from 3 years ago, now indicates 93% of employers want you
to have the soft skills necessary to thrive.
According to Glassdoor and Indeed’s Hiring and Workplace Trends report, 2023 will continue to see a tight labor market with employers vying for top talent. That means workers will still have the upper hand when it comes to demanding higher pay, better benefits, remote work options and other perks.
Employees will now climb a ‘career lattice’ instead of the traditional career ladder. By taking non-traditional career paths, employees will be able to develop interdisciplinary skills, which they can use as a selling point.