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That situation is similar to the extra state tax
A June 2020 Microsoft
study using LinkedIn
data projects the
creation of 149 million
new digital jobs
globally by 2025.
Survey after survey shows employers have warmed
up to the concept of a hybrid remote work/inoffice
model in a big way-and more than half
of employees surveyed by PwC in late 2020 were
enthusiastic about continuing to work from home
from three to five days a week.
Implications of 'Work From Anywhere'
The pandemic also provided lift for another trend
that was already occurring pre-COVID-the
exodus of workers from large urban areas to
smaller, lower-cost areas with a better quality of
life. The same work-from-anywhere trend playing
out in the U.S. is also happening across Europe,
says Suárez Santos, who adds that Geneva,
Switzerland-based IOE has long made the
remote-work option available to its employees.
" [Work from anywhere] is a trend that was
already happening in many organizations in
developed countries, " he says. " The problem was
the mindset of managers-the idea of working in
a physical place was still there-but the pandemic
has helped to overcome many of these barriers. I'm
not worried as a manager about having five members
of my team working from outside Geneva. "
For global mobility employers, the prospect of
having more employees opting for a work-fromanywhere
situation means added complexity in
managing tax, social security, and legal implications
of workers spending more than half their
time working from other countries.
compliance burden on employers in the U.S. who
suddenly have employees working full time from
different states, in addition to traditional relocations
on temporary assignments who may work
only part of the year in a given state.
Global Talent Competition Intensifying
The breakneck pace of digital transformation is a
main reason competition for global talent is heating
up. Technological change is outstripping the
ability of the global workforce to acquire the skills
companies need now and for the future.
Employers surveyed by IOE pre-pandemic were
asked to forecast the skills their workers would
need four or five years out, but respondents replied
that they felt challenged to predict what their
needs would be even three years out due to rapidly
changing technology.
The accelerated adoption of online collaboration
technology during the pandemic, such as Zoom
and Microsoft Teams as well as other digital tools,
simply hastened a shift that was coming.
A June 2020 Microsoft study using LinkedIn
data projects the creation of 149 million new
digital jobs globally by 2025. Most in demand
will be jobs in software development, cloud and
data management, data analysis, machine learning
and artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
Suárez Santos wonders where workers
displaced from manual jobs by automation
and the digital economy will get the education
and training they need to get into the game.
According to data from online statistics portal
Statista, employer investments in worker
training have stagnated since 2008, disproportionately
impacting those already at a digital
disadvantage, including women, minorities, and
workers handicapped by lower levels of educational
attainment.
Suárez Santos includes the burgeoning workfrom-anywhere
phenomenon as another factor in
the intensifying battle for top talent. Employers
who once held a recruiting advantage based on
their attractive headquarters location will now face
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