This week, the rise of the Creator economy, the persistent uncertainty around return-to-the-office policies, and one company’s diversity boost when hiring WFH jobs.
Read this week’s trends from the world of work.

This week, the rise of the Creator economy, the persistent uncertainty around return-to-the-office policies, and one company’s diversity boost when hiring WFH jobs.

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We’ve got a full breakdown of all the top headlines you can’t miss this week.

#1. Workers are still powerless, and the looming recession will only make it worse.

Over the past year, workers have been quitting – and switching – their jobs at near-record highs. The Great Resignation helped some workers gain more power, money and benefits. But those gains have benefited a select few workers, and with a looming recession, there’s concern workers will be left more powerless than ever before. Read more here.

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#2. The Creator Mindset is the Future of Work.

Over the past few years, there’s been a seismic shift in how people view work: how they work, where they work, with whom they work. Workers around the globe have begun to take stock of their work lives and the idea of a 9-to-5 job. As a result, the future of work has become much more fluid. It’s allowed many workers to embrace creativity, passion, and new skills. At the healm of that? The creator economy, which is estimated to hit $104 billion by the end of 2022. Read more here.

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#3. The uncertainty around return-to-the-office is leaving workers in limbo.

For many workers, the lack of clarity surrounding when – and if – companies plan to bring workers into the office is leaving them in limbo. Amid the ebb and flow of Covid-19 regulations and return-to-work false starts, many workers remain uncertain about their futures: where will they need to be to perform their roles? How often will they need to be there? Will there be any leeway? Most employers and employees don’t have the answers to these questions. As a result, it’s been difficult for many knowledge workers to make life decisions with any kind of confidence. Read more here.

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#4. Work from home gives Meta a diversity boost.

Facebook parent company Meta has embraced remote work and as a result, its workforce has become more diverse. According to Facebook’s annual diversity report, remote jobs were more likely to be filled by people of color, people with disabilities, women, or veterans.

The company isn’t clear yet why these groups prefer remote work. One theory? Work from home lets them avoid workplace bias in an office environment. Even as the company slows down hiring, company officials say they are committed to making their workplace more diverse. Read more here.

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#5. Goldman Sachs slows hiring.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning to slow hiring and reinstate annual performance reviews, part of their move to rein in expenses. They’re one of several companies slowing down the hiring wave. “Given the challenging operating environment, we are closely re-examining all of our forward spending and investment plans to ensure the best use of our resources,” Chief Financial Officer Denis Coleman said Monday on a conference call with analysts. “We’re taking a number of actions to improve our operating efficiency. Specifically, we have made the decision to slow hiring velocity and reduce certain professional fees going forward.” Read more here.

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