The job market is an ever-evolving machine that ebbs and flows with advances in technology, major world events and modern expectations of employers and job seekers. What should we expect from the job market in 2023? DefinedTalent explores some of the major changes likely to take place over the next few years.
Rise of Telecommuting
Currently, companies offer multiple flexible or remote working arrangements for current and prospective employees. Employers continue to recognize the benefits of creating positive and fruitful environments for their employees to work remotely — such as reduced overhead costs and increased productivity. Telecommuting is here to stay.
Steadily advancing over the last few decades, automation is impacting the job market significantly. Automation is a substitute for a variety of tasks, such as data entry and customer service, which means that it could potentially replace many low-skill jobs currently held by humans. On the flip side, automation creates new opportunities for those with skills in programming and robotics. We see both sides of the coin and will continue to monitor this trend throughout the year.
A Focus on Wellness
Health is trending among employers and prospective employees. Businesses recognize the importance of offering wellness programs as morale and productivity boosters — such as gym memberships or mental health counseling services. As a job seeker, we encourage you to consider these programs when evaluating potential employers.
As with most years, it's clear that 2023 will see changes coming down the pipeline for employers and job seekers alike. Telecommuting, automation and a focus on employee wellness is only a snapshot of what is to come. Stay tuned for updates on the job market throughout the year.