SHIFT – December 2021

SHIFT - December 2021

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Our December issue of SHIFT explores what skills are needed in the new world of work, job attributes working adults personally prioritize, modern workplace trends, and why the “stay interview” is the next big trend of the Great Resignation.

Defining the Skills Citizens Will Need in the Future World of Work

As digital and AI technologies transform the world of work, today’s workforce needs to learn new skills and to continually adapt as new occupations emerge. Research by the McKinsey Global Institute has looked at the kind of jobs that will be lost, as well as those that will be created, as automation, AI and robotics take hold. And it has inferred the type of high-level skills that will become increasingly important as a result. The need for manual and physical skills, as well as basic cognitive ones, will decline, but demand for technological, social and emotional and higher cognitive skills will grow.

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The American Workforce Index: Perspectives and Priorities

Populace, a Massachusetts-based think tank, recently conducted a survey of what U.S. workers want most — and least — from their jobs today. The goal was to gain an understanding of what people are willing to trade off in search of what they truly value from the world of work. The report reveals not only what job attributes working adults personally prioritize, but also what they believe others prioritize. Those expectations have repercussions for the workplace, the economy and American life at large.

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12 Workplace Trends for 2021/2022

A report from FinancesOnline discusses modern workplace trends to help businesses understand the initiatives that are shifting the workplace; redefine their workplace ethos; and create a positive, flexible, and collaborative culture tailored to the needs of today’s worker

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Why the “Stay Interview” is the Next Big Trend of the Great Resignation

According to a recent report by CNBC, businesses are on a hiring spree during the Great Resignation of 2021, with many lowering their standard qualifications, tapping boomerang employees, and taking a harder look at their “enthusiastic stayers.” As retention efforts heat up, you’ll probably hear more about the “stay interview.” Think of it as the opposite of an exit interview, says CNBC: Instead of asking why an employee is quitting, a stay interview focuses on what motivates the employee to stick around, what could be better about their work experience and how they envision the next stage of their career within the organization.

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