The work world of the year 2021

IT Trends 2021 The work world of the year 2021

The Corona-crisis has made the working world on its head – with far-reaching consequences for the year 2021 ends. Sven Hennige of Robert Half takes a look at the coming year and allocates the significant changes for companies and employees.


The world of work has changed in a sustainable way.
The world of work has changed in a sustainable way.

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Sven Hennige, Senior Managing Director Central Europe & France in the case of personnel service provider, Robert Half, has identified three key Trends that will shape the world of work in the coming year. For him: in which way The digitalization will make a major step forward, and the March route for a mainly technology-driven work world of pretend. Also, the battle for specialists and managers will flare up in many industries, new.

Trend 1: requirements to the IT expertise rises

The Corona pandemic has been triggered by digitization Boom, which is also set to 2021 Fort. As a result, the demands on employees increase in dealing with new technology. Here it is, on the experience of the past few months access. This suggests, where the use of new technologies is appropriate and where there is still room for improvement. Also, companies should consider which communication tools and Cloud solutions for future needs.

“Companies need to keep up with the digital pace of change. This requires the use of modern hardware and Software, such as in the case of communication solutions. Employers should ask themselves: do the IT skills of the employees? I need better trained staff, or I can train my employees?“, Hennige said.

Trend 2: a Hybrid work models

Hybrid Work, i.e. the regular exchange between the home office and the office has proved its worth in times of crisis: employers have recognized that by shifting the workplace to the domestic Desk, the risk of infection of employees can be reduced, without that the work will suffer. This also includes economic aspects, for example, the reduction in operating costs in the case of not being fully utilized in the offices.

On the other hand, many workers have learned to appreciate the benefits of Remote Work and have a desire to continue to work on demand from home. For this case, managers should already be thinking of how the long-term presence in the office with the possibility of a Home Office can be agreed.

“Companies will have to adapt to further challenges, both in the office as well as from other locations effective way of working. Hybrid Work requires an efficient exchange and continuous communication among the staff, but also with the supervisor. The basis for this is, of course, a strong networking via modern IT systems,“ said Hennige.

Trend 3: the battle for skilled workers will be greater

Many employees have made during the crisis under difficult circumstances, proved its worth – and this is also aware of this. According to the battle for talent in the next round. The Federal government’s forecasts assume that the economic situation will recover in the year 2021 back. This also applies to the labour market, the professionals and managers are more in demand will be. A recent labour market study from Robert Half shows that 80 per cent of managers worry about the loss of employees with key skills.

“For further human resources planning, companies should now have a picture of the pre-order situation and the possible end of the pandemic into account. If the staff need now is not foreseeable, is a flexible personnel planning. To be able to be more agile in Order to respond, companies can rely on Interim managers and temporary workers“, is recommended Hennige.

Sven Hennige
Senior Managing Director Central Europe & France at Robert Half