In the recent past, the employment industry has developed tremendously. The changes affect everyone. Whether you are the employer or employee, you are affected. Jobs are undergoing rapid developments across all sectors. For instance, you may be worried about being replaced by robots. That is if you are the employee. Inventions like automation and Artificial intelligence are threatening your job. This was not the case decades ago. Moreover, as the employer, you may demand more of your employees than before. No one can blame you though. You are fighting to remain relevant in their industry. On the other hand, your employees demand more pay from you. It is either that or they switch jobs. As a result, we have compiled a list of the top three trends.
Flexibility in the workplace
This is one of the leading trends in employment. Normally, you should get to work at 8 and leave at 5. Others even arrive earlier and leave later. However, that is not the case anymore. The concept of flexibility in the workplace has changed this. Now, most jobs offer you flexible work hours. You get to choose when to arrive and leave the workplace. This is however with a promise to be thorough in your work. Flexibility should not be a reason for you to slack off. Also, in some jobs, you can work at home. This option is however limited to certain industries. For example, this works well for technology-related companies. This is because, in some jobs, you have to report to work. Industries like medical and hospitality require your presence.
Most jobs are going digital
With technological development on the rise, most jobs are going digital. In the past, you were required to be present to do business. Technology has changed how you can do things. For instance, you can apply for a job online. You can reach your clients with an email. Moreover, you can even schedule and hold a meeting online. You can shop with ease now. You don’t need to go shopping for things. Just order and have them delivered. Also, you can even pay for the items online. Those are only a few things you can do with technology. If you are the employer, you need to adopt technology in your organisation. If you are a worker you should familiarise yourself with technology. Of course not every technology is relevant to you. Technology is very wide. Stay updated with the one related to your job.
More emphasis on Soft Skills
Soft skills are very vital in the workplace. For example, empathy, emotional intelligence, communication. You require these skills. They cut across everyone. Whether you are the employee or the employer you need them. In the past, these skills were referred to human resource managers only. However, for the success of your organisation, you need them. They are now more important than before. Research has shown your organisation will do better by embracing them. If you lack them don’t worry. They are skills so you can learn them. You should look past academic qualifications. As the employer, you can arrange training sessions for your employees.
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