Trends in the Future of Work

Where, how and why we work is changing.

A majority of workers are considering changing jobs; more people are working from home (and want to continue doing so), workplace cultures are focusing more on overall wellbeing.

To help inform this guide, we gathered statistics from recent studies that show how things are shifting. Here are some of the stats you need to know:

It's time to embrace a new model of work

of employees are looking for a new job (PwC)

Top reasons for looking for a new job

  • Burnout
  • Salaries/benefits
  • Lack of growth opportunities
  • Desire for more flexibility
  • Feeling undervalued
  • Shift in priorities
of employees said their career has stalled since the start of the pandemic(Robert Half)
women left the U.S. workforce during the pandemic Many cited childcare responsibilities as a driving reason (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Flexible working arrangements are here to stay

  • 83%
    of workers prefer hybrid working arrangements (Accenture)
  • 66%
    of business decision-makers are considering redesigning physical spaces to better accommodate hybrid work environments (Microsoft)
  • 49%
    of millennials and Gen Z workers would consider quitting if their employers weren’t flexible about remote work (Bloomberg)
  • 83%
    of employers say the shift to remote has been successful for their company (PwC)
  • 57%
    of business leaders say their investments in the digital workplace improved business agility (Harvard Business Review)
  • 45%
    of workers at least partially working from home during the pandemic say they’re more productive (Fortune)

Workplaces are becoming more human

of HR leaders agree managers must lead with empathy in the hybrid environment (Gartner)
of workers strongly believe their employer is responsible for helping them become net better off (Accenture)
of employees would consider quitting their current position for a job that focused more on employees’ mental health (TELUS International)
of people say they’re more likely to be their full, authentic selves at work compared to one year ago (Microsoft)

Diversity is essential

of job seekers say that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating job offers (Glassdoor)

Studies show that companies with more diverse workforces are better positioned to:

  • Outperform less diverse companies in profitability
  • Enter new markets
  • Understand client needs
  • Innovate

Top things agencies can do to prepare for the future of work

  • Get comfortable with hybrid
  • Invest in technology
  • Lead with empathy
  • Invest in DE&I
  • Create more growth opportunities