When companies cannot measure the value of something in the balance sheet but need the labor, they get busy finding a cheaper way of getting the work done. In the past, this resulted in offshoring jobs to take advantage of hiring employees who cost less. COVID and the Global shutdown of the workforce changed everything, but changed nothing. Automation was coming, but COVID accelerated the timeline for implementation and the realignment of workforce skills.
The world is changing quickly. As news comes out daily about layoffs, the new superjobs, and the need to reskill, it’s hard to keep up with the latest developments and hard to parse all of the information coming our way. Combine that with a constant stream of experts on ‘how to get hired’ that on the surface contradict each other, it can be overwhelming. It’s natural to feel unsure of the right steps to take today, let alone tomorrow or next week for finding a job.
Professionals understand that they should be adapting and optimizing their competitiveness. We can see that something is coming, but sometimes it is hard to wrap our minds around the change. It is normal to think ‘it’ has always been that way and will always be some version of the past but slightly altered.
With technology, Visas are no longer a major barrier to overcome for hiring globally. A clear understanding of trends and their impact creates a solid foundation for understanding why many jobs are going to be advertised to a Global Candidate pool.