More than half of workers spend time working remotely, but how will remote work change employment trends and what can we expect the shifting landscape to look like?
For one, you can expect employers to require more technical skills from their employees. This goes for both current employees and new hires. Gen Zers are accustomed to finding adaptability in the digital realm, but that doesn’t mean that older generations can’t learn new skills and find ways to be adaptable in the world of Video Chat API and cloud-based everything.
Employers also are looking for more specificity within roles. When an employee can chime in from anywhere in the world, it is no longer essential to hire a local candidate. Employers are expanding their job searches to find the best talent. The generalist applicant will have a harder time finding appropriate work.
An increase in remote working tools is also likely to abound as the market grows. Finding effective tools for on-the-go employees has never been more important. Solid platforms with reliability and ease of use have more riding on them than ever before as entire jobs depend on their efficacy. Employers and individual workers will have to make choices about the tools for offsite work to stay competitive.
Remote work is only expected to increase in the coming years, and digital nomads and self-employed entrepreneurs aren’t the only ones feeding the predictions. With traditional employers developing remote work policies, offsite work is here to stay.