The tech world isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Rapid advancements in technology result in the continuous evolution of workplace practices to benefit tech professionals and increase company productivity. If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s about being able to adapt to any scenario as well as taking a step back to focus on our wellness. It’s 2022 and the tech world continues to adopt new ways of doing business. We’re diving into the top 5 trends we’re seeing in shaping today’s tech workplace.
As we get back to somewhat normal after the pandemic, it seems like change is the only constant in the technology world. From AI to hybrid workplaces taking center stage, what else are businesses focusing on this year?
5 Trends Changing the Tech Workplace
We’re highlighting 5 trends we’re seeing in the workplace today that might be a recurring theme for the rest of the near future.
1. Hybrid schedules
From going completely remote to testing out hybrid schedules, flexible work options have become a popular choice for employers and employees. Tech companies now can tap into a wider talent market by offering remote opportunities as well as options to come into the office. This also allows employees to have more flexible schedules to tend to personal matters and save time on commutes. With these flexible arrangements, you can see increased productivity and more satisfied tech pros across the board.
2. Continued focus on employee wellness
Employees are prioritizing their health and wellness, especially in the high-pressure environment of technology. Employers are also recognizing the importance of their employees’ health and have started implementing changes accordingly. This includes encouragement through discounted memberships at health and wellness apps, gym membership discounts and companywide challenges for employees to participate and challenge themselves.
3. AI automation
The World Economic Forum predicts that AI and automation will lead to the creation of 97 million new jobs by 2025. AI automation will be used to streamline day-to-day jobs and repetitive elements of tasks to make processes more efficient. This means that people will be trained to manage the AI systems and focus on other aspects of the business.
4. Focus on cybersecurity
Working from different Wi-Fi networks has made systems more prone to cyber-attacks and security breaches. Companies must work around the clock to block and stop threats to protect company data. Understanding and developing strategies to combat this issue has become increasingly important. Departments are expanding their teams to account for more research, developing strategies and taking action to protect their data and security.
5. A new approach to finding tech talent
It’s no doubt that the tech field is one of the most competitive industries today. The candidate market is even more competitive with fewer candidates available to keep up with open roles. The market is favorable to candidates, which means companies need to step up their game when it comes to benefits beyond compensation. Retaining current talent and upskilling will be important, as will offering growth opportunities and building a strong culture. Hiring managers might need to look beyond technical skills and consider candidates possessing soft skills like leadership abilities to further develop into new roles.
Has your business implemented some of these strategies yet? What’s trending in your workplace?
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