Work for both employers and employees has changed since COVID-19 began in 2020. There’s no doubt that things will continue to change in the workforce as time continues. Here’s a list of work- related trend predictions.
FLEXIBLE WORK-LIFE BALANCE WILL CONTINUE TO BE IMPORTANT TO EMPLOYEES IN 2023
COVID launching remote/hybrid work made it a lot simpler to maintain a work-life balance. Employees have favored remote work so much because of this. When you have a strong work/life balance, you feel valued. Feeling valued helps you remain committed to a company. You also show increased productivity and engagement. The work-life balance standard must change to align with the needs of employees. Employees value time for personal interests and time for family. Employers value these same things in their own lives, so they should be understanding.
Companies are reaping the benefits of offering flexible work for their employees. They see improved behavior and work, and they see positive chain reactions. This trend is predicted to grow in 2023. As employees, you can seek out flexible work with more companies beginning to offer it.
EMPLOYERS RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Career development training offers the opportunity to check and plan employment future. It also offers the opportunity to expand job-related skills and knowledge. This will continue to happen in 2023. Career development training will focus on impactful learning experiences for work today. From developing more effective leaders to connecting learning to career pathways, learning leaders can leverage training to build a stronger, higher-performing workforce that can thrive in this new world of work.
ALTERNATIVE BENEFIT OFFERINGS
Behavioral and mental health continues to rise as a crisis employers need to address. The pandemic offered a new perspective on behavioral and mental health. Employees need mental health services. Poor mental health leads to poor work performance. Poor work performance not only affects you as an employee, but also your workplace as a whole. Many businesses are now providing employees and their family with behavioral health care. 2023 predicts more companies will provide benefits that can improve mental health. These benefits help improve mental health, and also physical health.
We’re never going back to work-life before COVID-19, instead, we’re entering the new normal. A global pandemic has affected both employers and employees over the past few years. A global pandemic that still has lasting effects on employers and employees to this day. That said, be gentle with yourself as you witness and experience the changes 2023 brings to you and your work. Most of all, remember you’re not alone.
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