The year 2015 will take up from where 2014 had left- workplace wise. Last year, the corporate world saw some of the most remarkable trends in workplace culture history. One of the major trends in 2014 was the flexible working law that was passed in the UK. That year also saw a considerable rise in the number of remote workers. And lastly, more companies realized the importance of flexible working. This year too, there will be some groundbreaking workplace trends that will change the face of the corporate world, in terms of flexibility.
Based on the recognition the telecommuting and flexible working concept got in 2014, here are a few workplace trends of 2015, which promises a better picture:
2015 Workplace Will be More About Younger Generation
In the last few years, Millennials (those who turned adults in and after the year 2000) took the charge from the older generation. The Year 2015 will see the arrival of Generation Z (born between 1994 and 2010). This generation will be more tech-savvy than the millennial generation. As the Millennials take on more responsibilities, the Gen Z will have an opportunity to thrive in corporate sector. And, with the telecommuting concept, companies will have access to more global talents.
More Workplace Flexibility – A Better Future for Telecommuting
Since the Gen Z will be more tech-savvy than the last one, companies will have to bring in more flexibility in their workplace policies. Like the Millennials, the Gen Z will too be unwilling to sit around in a cubicle of an office. The power of technology and willingness to participate more, the younger generation will drive the Telecommuting trend further. Flexibility is all that matters and having a 9 to 5 job is will not be acceptable to the future generation anymore.
Rise in the Trends of Digital Job Search and Recruitment
With the younger generation getting tech savvy with each passing day, the digital hiring trend will see a substantial rise. With Smartphones and iPhones, the job seekers will be looking up jobs through online job sources, such as the Goemployed. Companies who do not have a mobile friendly career site will likely miss out on the talents. Online job searching programs, such as the Goemployed programs makes it easier for the job seekers to find telecommuting jobs they want. As for the companies looking to hire the best talents will be hiring remote workers through virtual HR staffing services.
Job Hopping Will Be On Rise, Making Retention Difficult
With the technology enabling job seekers to find jobs easily, companies will have a difficult time retaining their employees. According to rough data collected more than 80% employees are already looking for jobs outside their current positions. Having a stressful work life is one the main reasons why employees job-hop. The companies can bring in flexibility working into their workplace culture to retain their employees. Allowing employees to telecommute is another way companies can increase their retention rate.
Rise in the Hiring Of Telecommuting Workers
In 2014, there was a significant increase in the number of telecommuting and remote workers. In 2015, it is predicted that companies will be hiring even more remote workers. Companies will be willing to hire more telecommuting, since it is a viable cost- cutting method. The younger generation seeking jobs will be looking for jobs with more flexibility. With the availability of the internet, more and more employees will be willing to work as freelancers or telecommute from home.
The year 2015 will bring in more career opportunities as well as more flexible workplace environment. Equipped with the technology and skills, the younger generation will have the upper hand. Telecommuting and flexible working will likely be the significant factor in hiring process as more and more job seekers and the companies worldwide are realizing its importance.