4 Workplace Trends to Know About for 2024

Now that the New Year is in full swing, there are some workplace trends to be aware of, so you can best manage and equip your team for success in 2024 and beyond.

To help you prepare, here are a few insights to know.

Shifts in workplace flexibility.

The emphasis on working remotely and workplace flexibility is still critical for many employees. However, more companies are asking employees to return to the office or offering the option of hybrid work schedules. There’s also a trend picking up steam for four-day work weeks. According to a 2023 study by Resume Builder, 20% of have employers in the U.S. have implemented a four-day work week, while 41% plan to.

A focus on mental health.

The focus on mental health and recognizing signs of employee burnout is still high on the priority list for employers – as it should be. In fact, according to the 2023 Aflac WorkForces Report, approximately 57% of U.S. workers are feeling the burn and experiencing at least “moderate burnout.” So, creating a solid benefits program to handle burnout and manage mental health issues makes sense and should be a part of the plan for 2024.

Salary transparency.

It used to be that talking about salary was a big “no-no” until the job was offered to a candidate. But more employers are being open and transparent about salaries at the start of the job search process, thanks, in part, to emerging laws on the federal level and across many states. Sharing details earlier in the hiring process makes sense, though, even if it’s not required, since it can help filter out those who aren’t the right fit.

The use of AI.

AI is here to stay and will likely impact the roles many people hold now in your organization. From the birth of ChatGPT to equipment automation and more, there’s a desire among business leaders to learn how to best use these technologies to improve efficiencies and productivity. For instance, in the year ahead, many companies plan to look at how to use AI in business operations and how it can be integrated into specific roles for more successful outcomes.

The workplace will always be changing. The above are a few ways you can expect it to evolve in 2024. If one of the areas you’ll need help with is hiring and staffing, turn to the team at PrideStaff. As a leading recruitment firm serving the Tempe and Phoenix area, we can ensure you are optimally staffed for the year ahead so you can reduce burnout, improve productivity, and continue to maintain your competitive edge. Contact us today to learn more.