Are you wondering what the future holds for your career? This roundup will cover current trends and what might be important in 2022. We’re in the middle of the year, but hey, it’s never too late to understand the career trends happening post-pandemic.
The most influential trends in our lives are those that get us thinking and questioning. Our reality is being shaped through our careers, and that’s why it’s crucial to stay on top of what is happening in the industry you want to be involved in–whether in tech, digital marketing, finance or even in the field of human resource or engineering! See if any of these career trends will help you in your career journey, too.
Trend #1: Talent as a service.
Talent as a service represents the next big wave of talent management—one that enables companies to buy the skills they need on-demand and pay only for the time employees actually spend working.
- According to Linkedin, employees want flexibility in where, when, and how they work.
- Indeed reports that remote work is one of the biggest reasons why workers decide to leave their current jobs.
- Harvard Business Review notes that hybrid and remote work will become the norm for knowledge workers.
Trend #2: A boost in the healthcare sector.
With the industry gaining momentum, all healthcare providers will be facing new challenges and trends. With this in mind, they will have to show how they are constantly adapting and innovating their services to stay relevant.
- Google reports a boom in the mergers and acquisitions of the healthcare and life sciences industry as organizations look to enter new markets, develop new therapies, and leverage low interest rates.
- Advances in technology such as virtual simulation and technology will transform and improve nursing school learning for students, addressing the worldwide shortages of nurses.
- Pharmaceutical companies will use artificial intelligence to help boost innovation, increase the in patient volume and provide solutions to the shrinking workforce problem in healthcare facilities.
Trend #3: Influx of the leisure and hospitality industry.
Despite the temporary drop in tourism that followed Covid-19, the global tourism industry is expected to continue its recovery in 2022. The number of destination countries lifting travel restrictions has increased markedly over the past few months.
- The hospitality sector is seeing an emerging trend of professionals extending their business travel for leisure.
- The hotel industry is witnessing a surge in hotel bookings, events and weddings domestically, driving the force behind the road to business recovery.
- A hiring boom in the leisure and hospitality industry post-pandemic.
Trend #4: A rise in the business and managerial fields.
Project management is an ever-expanding field, offering a wide range of job opportunities in every sector and industry. From business to the managerial profession, there are many jobs that require project management skills and knowledge.
- Three-quarters of employees surveyed noted that the labor shortage presented them with new career opportunities they would not have had otherwise.
- Managerial jobs are considered as the fastest growing jobs for 2022.
- Financial planning heads, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) managers, and analyst relations specialists also made LinkedIn’s list of rising jobs in 2022.
Trend #5: Hybrid workplaces becoming the new normal.
Along with longer commutes and a greater variety of work arrangements, hybrid offices are becoming the new normal. Some companies are urging their employees to come back full-time while others are allowing them to stay home. Economists and researchers are convinced that this shift is irreversible as we continue on the path to return to business as usual.
- According to CNBC, some people switched to working from home for the first time and discovered they never want to step foot in an office again.
- USA Today reports that the 9-to-5 workday is slowly disappearing.
With the new normal coming in at full force this 2022, it’s quite expected that a generation of employees has been forced to work differently. Even economists and researchers are convinced that we’ll never go back to work the way we did before the pandemic. With these forthcoming trends in work, how is this affecting your career choices? Share them with us below.
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