2022 ushered in a number of changes to the job market, with a turbulent and unpredictable 2 years across the world. We’ll review some of the main changes, and what people are talking about.

The Great Resignation is predicted to continue

Lots of people quit their jobs over lockdown because they realised they could have a better life, either without a job, or in a different job that had better benefits.

Remote and Hybrid Working is an expectation

Many people got used to working from home or hybrid working both from home and in the office, this was needed over the pandemic to meet regulations. However, many people have seen the benefits and do not think they could justify returning to an office.

Companies are more aware of employee wellbeing

Employees have spoken up about their wants and needs to continue working and employers have listened. With this new awareness of wellbeing, and the public eye looking for bad practice, more companies are putting well-being higher up on their list.

Struggles to fill jobs due to skills shortages

Employers are experiencing great trouble to employee new candidates and fill vacancies. This is largely due to a mass skills shortage in the UK as there were multiple industries that shut down during the lockdown, and two years’ worth of learning that both employees and students didn’t get to experience and use it to adapt to the changing world.

Increased Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Efforts

The world has become much more aware of diversity needs thanks to social media apps like TikTok and the unrelenting rise of Gen Z expressing their needs to be treated as equals and confronting the world for its absurdities in previous generations. This has forced the world to start considering inclusivity among a wider scope of people than we are traditionally used to, such as gender nonbinary, trans, deaf, mobility disability and hidden disabilities.

Every year is a new opportunity for change – and this year is no different. It will depend largely on what the government does, how that affects trade and imports.

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