‘Tis the season for annual predictions on trends to watch. Some worth reading… some not so much (and others read as though they just updated the year and put out the same old information). Here are a few takeaways from two that we recommend downloading.
The economy is growing, the job market is hot, and workers feel more empowered than ever.Josh Bersin
While we agree with Josh Bersin that hybrid work, virtual team tools and flexibility will continue to grow, we’re fairly certain that 2022 isn’t the year of work in the metaverse – though it is interesting to contemplate. Digital experiences have already changed the way we recruit and work. As tools evolve and catch up to our needs, we think they will truly transform the way we collaborate, onboard, train and meet.
Bersin also notes that the learning market and internal mobility will become “business critical.” No surprise there, we’re hearing from our members on a regular basis that providing more diverse development opportunities and internal growth is key to retention and attraction. Going along with these trends we weren’t surprised to see the report focus on the growing importance of the employee experience.
There’s a lot to unpack in this report and if we had to sum it up in one sentence it would be that Talent Acquisition Leaders are being asked to lead large-scale transformation. Download the report and start taking notes now> Josh Bersin’s HR Predictions for 2022.
LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2022 report might be the “soft skill” side compared to Josh Bersin’s report — and yet in our view, might be even more relevant. Its focus is on company culture and we found much of it to be spot on.
The human-centered company culture being forged has some recurring characteristics: flexibility, asynchrony, trust, belonging, and a holistic focus on well-being.LinkedIn Global Talent Trends Report
Their insights into the new flexible workplace – with ideas related to both location and time – are well done. It reminds us of a recent conversation we had on the CXR Podcast with Lauryn Sargent, Stories Inc., on the benefits of a four-day work week.
We can’t ignore the shout out in the report to employer branding and marketing. After all, you can have the most flexible work culture in the world but if no one knows about it – it’s not a key differentiator for you nor does it boost your recruiting efforts. Download the report and spark some ideas for your own efforts here> 2022 Global Talent Trends: The Reinvention of Company Culture
Recruiting is at the forefront of some big initiatives as the world of work continues to shift away from what we used to see as “normal.” We’re excited to see the increasing importance of talent acquisition — it’s long overdue.
Additionally, you can check out this recent video podcast where we touched on some of these elements and the recent published report with LinkedIn’s vice president of talent solutions, Mark Lobosco.