December 2019

Work trends to watch in 2020

With a new decade just around the corner, here’s what to look for in the year ahead.

Company Culture

Employees now see a strong company culture as essential. It’s no longer just a ‘nice to have’. That’s because a company’s culture will have a significant impact on your ability to perform, as well as your overall health and wellbeing. In fact, surveys often confirm that workers increasingly value company culture over cash.

Recession

The potential for an economic downturn in 2020 means that companies are already developing recession-proof hiring strategies in order to be more selective. And more candidates for companies to wade through makes the need to stand out more important than ever. 

To overcome this, you might explore the ‘personal branding’ strategies used by some via social media channels like LinkedIn. The process of personal branding involves finding your uniqueness and building a reputation on the things you want to be known for.

Technology

Technology isn’t just a workplace trend in 2020, it’s a significant part of modern-day business. As a result, you need to be mindful of technology advancements in your field of work. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a robot will replace you. It could be as simple as an aspect of your service offering being replaced by an app or a shift in consumer behaviour in favour of a faster online product or service.

Working Remotely

For most, the commute to work isn’t getting any easier. Especially for those who live in rural towns and cities like Ballarat or Geelong.  As such, working remotely will continue to grow as a workplace trend in 2020. Inevitably, this will lead to new work-from-home policies and better security for shared information. So in 2020 don’t let your location limit your career search possibilities.

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