Employment: What Does It Mean For Employers?

The Future Of Employment - Part 3 of 4

This is the third post in our 4 part series on The Future of Employment.

 

Employers will find that a change of mindset may be required to embrace recent projected work trends. In a case of adapt or be left behind, increased flexibility and organisation will be the order of the day.

Deglobalisation is becoming a big influencer that is likely to become more of a mainstream factor in the future, and this means that outsourcing is on the up. So the key is to be open to changes in the way tasks are performed. Re-focus your energies and up-skill your employees.

The way things have always been done isn’t necessarily the way they will be done in the future. For example, if your employees work from home then meetings might have to be conducted via video chat. And perhaps certain projects may have to be carried out on certain days of the week, depending on when that employee is in the office.

But it’s not all bad news. Less people in the office means fewer overheads, and possibly even location independence. Having flexible employees also means that it is easy to scale up and down their hours during peak and low periods.

Be on the lookout too for an increase in the number of females returning to the workforce. Mothers and former high-flyers now have more of an opportunity to resume working, and in many different formats. An increasing number of women in management positions are also already helping to create female-friendly workplaces and family balance.

In addition, employee freedom and preferred hours also mean happier workers, and that in return creates better productivity. Sounds like a win-win.

 

For more on The Future of Employment, check out our next instalment 'What Does It Mean For Employees'.