SHIFT – April 2022

SHIFT - April 2022
Our April issue of SHIFT explores demystifying the metaverse, top hiring trends, taking diversity and inclusion seriously, and the future of work.

What Business Leaders Need to Know about the Metaverse

A comprehensive overview, based on research by PwC, focuses on demystifying the metaverse, which has the potential to change how businesses and consumers interact with products, services and each other. The metaverse promises a stunningly realistic 3D digital world where you can, for example, purchase and sell goods and services, sign and enforce contracts, recruit and train talent, and interact with customers and communities.

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Top Hiring Trends Emerging in 2022

Changing technologies and new ways of working are dramatically shaping the way businesses source and hire talent, and the pandemic has only accelerated this dynamism. To address critical skills needs, recruitment professionals need to stay on top of seven key hiring trends — none of which are going away soon.

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Taking Diversity and Inclusion Seriously in the Workplace

Many businesses are making the creation of a diverse and inclusive company culture a priority today, but are finding it challenging to move the needle. But if you get it right, the rewards are impressive and well worth the effort. According to an article in Foundr Magazine, half the battle is recognizing the problem, committing to a goal, creating a plan of action, and executing to the best of your abilities. Diversity and inclusion, the author maintains, aren’t so much end goals as they are a constant transformation.

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The Working Future

A year of in-depth research conducted by Bain & Company focuses on defining the broader implications of the future of work and the steps firms need to take now to get ahead in the shifting war for talent. It is based on a survey of 20,000 workers from ten countries — the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Nigeria — that represent around 65% of global GDP. According to the report, business leaders trying to stay ahead in increasingly competitive markets will pivot from being talent takers to talent makers, which requires scaling investments in learning and cultivating a growth mindset in their organization.

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