Workforce Evolution and Challenges in 2022

January 31, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses worldwide to lay off their employees due to the lockdown. Now, as the vaccine has been widely administered, businesses are opening worldwide, and the global economy has started taking flight, HR managers and recruiters are facing a dilemma in hiring and maintaining the workforce.

Here are the top 3 challenges employers face in hiring, maintaining, and managing the workforce.

Fear of COVID is still there

The COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over, but the development of a vaccine is a sigh of relief. Despite the easing of lockdown and the availability of the vaccine, people have not yet come out of fear of the virus. They still prefer to avoid social gatherings and unnecessary outings. The employees are still not willing to join the offices due to the fear of the new waves and variants of the virus.

More people prefer remote jobs

In the post-pandemic job market, as opposed to the pre-pandemic job market, more and more people prefer remote jobs over office-based jobs due to their convenience and flexibility. The survey carried out by Upwork says that most companies are also planning to opt for remote work due to its multiple benefits.

Difficulty in managing remote and distributed teams

Lockdown has forced the companies to go online. Although most businesses have resumed office-based work, many companies haven't resumed at full capacity. They have employees working from home and in the office. Some companies even offer hybrid remote or work-from-home opportunities for their new and existing job openings. Although it reduces operation and management costs, it becomes extremely difficult to manage distributed teams.

The explosion of remote work during the pandemic has created a shift in how companies source talent and work remotely.

  • Fully remote: By 2025 is predicted that 36. 2 million Americans will be working remotely, an 87% increase. Upwork  
  • Distributed: Distributed teams are on the rise, especially among businesses between 11 to 999 employees.  
  • International: Employers are free to find the best talent for any role as geographic limitations is no longer an issue.  

Working from home, remote jobs, and distributed teams are the new normal and are here to stay for a long time. If you are facing difficulty in hiring and managing distributed teams, then Axented is your perfect fit. We specialize in connecting great talent with great companies. Find, hire, and manage top tech talent in LATAM and build your distributed dream team with Axented.

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