Employment Trends You Should Know This Year


Its been a few tough years in the employment space with loss of business and reduced face to face working hours. This has driven many changes in the employment industry and there are new trends to look out for this year. We are diving deep with industry expert advice to help uncover the stats you need to know for the job of your life this year. What industries are booming and what are the major changes to look out for Trend seeker has you covered.


A Fair Workplace Is Priority

With HR managers around the world shifting focus to one main objective being fairness.1 Fairness in the work place can help to combat things like unconscious bias, something which has been plaguing workplaces for years. A study by the University of Washington found that when people feel that their workplace is fair, they are more likely to be engaged and productive employees. The study also found that happy employees lead to companies being more successful overall. It’s a no brainer then that making sure your workplace is as fair as possible should be a top priority for employers in 2022. Treating employees fairly doesn’t just mean paying them equally or promoting them based on their skills and experience. It also includes things like offering flexible work hours, encouraging employee development and having an open door policy so people can speak about different problems.

Remote Working Valuable Skills

The recent years have forced many businesses to allow their employees to work from home. While this might have been a struggle at first, it seems that people have gotten used to the idea and even prefer it in some cases. A recent study found that 70% of people would like to continue working from home at least some of the time even after the pandemic is over.2 There are a few reasons for this, but one of the main ones is that people have realized how much time they can save by not commuting. The average commute in the US is 26 minutes each way, which adds up to a lot of time over the course of a year. Working from home also gives people more flexibility when it comes to their hours and taking care of their families.


The Trade Industries Are Short Of Skilled Labor

The recent years have had a big impact on the economy, with many businesses having to close their doors for good. This has led to an increase in unemployment, but it has also created some new opportunities. One of the industries that is currently booming is the trade industry. This includes things like carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. The skilled labor shortage is being driven by a combination of the baby boomer retirement wave and the decrease in immigration.

Construction Industry On The Rise

The construction industry is another one that is currently seeing a lot of growth. This is mainly due to the fact that there has been an increase in homebuilding as people are looking for more affordable housing options. The combination of the skilled labor shortage and the high demand for new homes is leading to some interesting opportunities in the construction industry. If you have any experience in this field, now is a great time to start looking for a job.

Teachers A Good Form Of Employment?

With the current state of the world, many people are looking for stable jobs that will still be in demand in the future. One of the most popular choices right now is teaching. This is because it is a job that is always going to be needed and there is a lot of stability in the industry. The downside of teaching is that it can be a very stressful job and the pay is not always great. However, if you are looking for a stable job that you can count on, teaching is a good option.


Flexible Work Is Here To Stay

The employment landscape is constantly changing and it can be difficult to predict what the future will bring. However, one trend that is here to stay is flexible work. This includes things like working from home, part-time work, and freelance work. The reason flexible work is becoming so popular is because it gives people the freedom to choose when and where they work. It also allows people to have a better work/life balance. If you are looking for a job that gives you more flexibility, be sure to keep an eye out for opportunities that allow you to work from home or on a freelance basis.

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  1. https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-08-11-gartner-hr-research-reveals-eighty-two-percent-of-employees-report-working-environment-lacks-fairness
  2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2021/09/13/study-shows-people-want-to-keep-working-remotely-because-of-pets-naps-and-watching-tv-theres-also-a-deeper-reason/?sh=1b7423a85f03


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