Emerging work trends for 2022

It’s been predicted that technological innovations will create millions of jobs in the years to come.

The 2020 Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum, identifies trends across 20 economics in 12 industry sectors. It reported 75 million roles may be displaced by machines and algorithms between 2018-2022. The positive news is that 133 million new jobs will most likely be created across the same time period.

Parallel to that is what has been hailed the ‘Great Resignation’. Microsoft reported over 40% of the global workforce are considering leaving their employers.

“The movement of talent is so significant and so sharp that it’s different to probably anything we’ve seen in living memory,” behavioural scientist Aaron McEwan, from global research and advisory firm Gartner.

Employees are now looking for more. No longer are they interested in what a business can offer them at work; it’s what they can provide to their lives. And what it all comes down to is flexibility. America is currently facing the impacts of the ‘Great Resignation’, which is expected not to be far from our shores, with many tipping March 2022. As we start to open back up again, it is time to consider your workplace’s new normal as well as what you want from your current or next role.

This year, no matter the industry, it is about creating and being part of a workplace that is inclusive, flexible and collaborative no matter where you are.

The Top 10 Emerging Jobs in 2022

Jobs in Technological Innovation and roles including software and applications development will be in demand. According to the Future of Jobs Report, the top 10 emerging jobs for 2022 will include:

1. Data Analysts and Scientists
2. AI and Machine Learning Specialists
3. General and Operations Managers
4. Software and Applications Developers and Analysts
5. Sales and Marketing Professionals
6. Big Data Specialists
7. Digital Transformation Specialists
8. New Technology Specialists
9. Organisational Development Specialists
10. Information Technology Services

If you’re looking for an opportunity in any of these areas, be sure to contact us today so we can help you find the right fit. We may have one waiting for you right now.