If you don’t want to miss opportunities this coming year, take a look at the main 2024 employment trends. Do not take it lightly, because the labor market is acquiring a dizzying pace of change and forces us all to make a significant effort to adapt, whatever your situation as a worker.
Why is it important for me to keep an eye on 2024 employment trends?
The time when a worker received all the training he needed during the first years of his life and then only had to accumulate experience is long gone. Globalization, growing market competition and the acceleration of technological advancement they ended that reality.
We have passed, then, from a static model to a dynamic one. And this dynamism of our current labor market forces us to prepare in advance for the changes that are going to come to us.
First of all, you need to know what skills (soft or strictly technical) you will have to develop or enhance to respond to the demands to which you are going to be subjected. Secondly, it is very important to know how to identify the new opportunities that are going to be offered.
If you are part of a company’s staff, you will need it if you want to be among the candidates that are should be taken into account for promotions. But you will need it much more if you think it is urgent change workplace or you find yourself in a situation of active job search.
Therefore, here are the main employment trends of 2024, which you should take into account.
#1 Get used to living with Artificial Intelligence
There is practically no economic sector in which AI has not made its presence felt and, frequently, causing alarm (real or imagined, it must be said) due to its enormous potential to reduce costs and destroy jobs.
From simple applications such as its use as a much faster information search engine to the generative AI that produces organizational reports either even artistic imagesthere are many ways in which they can speed up processes in our work.
But perhaps one of the most striking is the use of the Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment. Currently, Human Resources teams have AI-based tools that extraordinarily optimize and objectify the acquisition of talent in companies.
It is much more productive if you train yourself in the advanced use of Artificial Intelligence in your work environment instead of seeing it as a technology capable of leaving you unemployed.
#2 Environmental sustainability as a business value
Companies around the world are increasingly aware of the need for a sustainable development and integrate it into their respective cultures. But the most beautiful of ideas remains in the world of the possible if there is no people capable of implementing it.
For this reason, workers are required to environmental commitment and the knowledge and skills to implement them within the organization.
Recycling the waste generated, investing in renewable energy or reducing the environmental impact of the company’s products and services are some of the hot spots that are already taken into account. As a worker, it is necessary that you take this into account and look for the necessary training actions.
#3 Soft skills are increasingly valued
The soft skills or soft skills They are that set of capabilities that companies increasingly value and that include emotional intelligence, leadership skills, the ability to work as a team or optimal time management.
There is more and more talk about them because it is relatively easy to find people with a brilliant resume and great professional preparation. But those that are capable of deploying these skills that are so necessary for the growth of professional teams They are not found so easily.
Therefore, think about maximize your soft skills and value them within your company.
#4 Don’t stagnate and opt for continuous training
It is extremely difficult for the skills necessary to perform your job not to require adaptation to the continuous developments that technology offers. It is already a reality and will be even more so among the employment trends for 2024: training must be continuous and proactive.
#5 Teleworking vs. in-person work
The demands of confinement during the crisis caused by covid-19 seemed like they were going to implement teleworking universally. The reality in the end It has been much more complex.
The truth is that a hybrid work model It is being very useful for many companies and not only allows increasing performance for many jobs. It is also decisive in facilitating the family conciliation.
It is very possible that your company or your future company is implementing the hybrid model and you should take it into account.