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New survey preview: What does the new world of work look like?

Psst: we have a new survey report coming out later in September. It’s about what the new world of work actually turned out to be, compared with what workers and employers thought it’d look like two years ago.

Keith MacKenzie
Keith MacKenzie

Passionate about human resources, employment, and business management, and an expert at sharing that expertise.

No, it’s not ready for public eyes yet. But we can share some quick highlights as a taste of the smorgasbord that’s yet to come, from a dataset based on more than 400 survey responses to a survey we conducted throughout July.

Here are three initial takeaways for you to snack on:

1. Candidates are playing their power cards

More than one in five respondents say candidate sourcing and attraction is a major challenge now, compared with one in 10 in 2020. And respondents are also saying compensation and benefits have become more important for candidates – while job security has become less important.

2. No more extremes: hybrid’s the middle ground

One in five respondents switched to a hybrid model after going remote as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And respondents are 83% more likely now than in 2020 to have moved to partially remote operations.

3. Morale is still in major flux

Three out of five respondents say employee disengagement is a major challenge in moving to a new, post-COVID work world – higher than any other challenge. Plus, overall anxiety and uncertainty around business strategic planning, workplace safety, and job futures is a major challenge in this new world of work.

The full report – packed with data and compelling insights – will be published near the end of September. Sign up and be one of the first to know when it’s out!

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