Workforce bored with current jobs!

Data shows that more than half of all the employees (57%) are unenthusiastic or bored about their current jobs with over 50% of employees preparing for new opportunities by reskilling/upskilling. 28% of those who are looking for jobs have said that they will prioritize happiness and flexibility and 19% have indicated that a good work-life balance is a priority.

An overwhelming proportion of jobseekers (65%) believe that the ongoing layoffs may hinder their willingness to go the extra mile in their jobs. Given the market uncertainties and economic climate, jobseekers are hesitant in their current work, demotivated by layoffs, and are not willing to fully commit to their current job as well.

From trends like quiet quitting to moonlighting gaining prominence., coming into 2023, it is evident that employees are prioritizing mental well-being and work-life balance amidst the various fluctuations that are occurring in the world of work.

Hiring sentiment for 2023

Employers are optimistic about their hiring activity during 2023 – with 45% of employers surveyed foreseeing up to a 20% increase in hiring. Employers feel that inflation (18% of employers) and ongoing layoffs (15% of employers) are things to be on the lookout for in 2023 respectively.

In the coming year, employers will also be keen to step up their hiring practices. 35% of employers look forward to adopting AI/digital/social media for talent acquisition and 26% plan to explore hyper-local/niche job boards.

2022 rewind

45% of employers surveyed reported having hired cautiously during 2022 with the year also ending with slower hiring in the last quarter. About two out of every three employers (64% of those surveyed) were hired between October to December. This marks a significant dip (down from 78%) and reflects a slower pace of hiring activity compared to the previous two quarters, likely caused by global economic shifts.

In terms of non-technical skills, communication skills (31%), creativity (19%), and complex problem-solving (12%) were at the top during the same time period.

Top Roles Hired in Oct-Dec 2022 % of employers hiring
DevOps Engineers 22%
Data Scientists 18%
Data Engineers 14%
Game Developers 13%

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