- Embrace the changing workplace and evolving career approach
- Corporate India is focused on the need for diverse thought processes and a sense of security
NEW DELHI: Whether you are looking for a new job or decide to stay put, plan ahead for these major trends that will affect your workplace in 2019.
Focus on emotional quotient: A lot of new job interviews will be about you, your choices, who and how many people you have worked with. In 2019, expect potential employers to try out ways to gauge your emotional quotient. They believe that higher EQ will mean efficient teams.
Diversity and inclusion: Corporate India is focused on the need for diverse thought processes and a sense of security. In 2019, you may see your employer make your environment more inclusive towards women, persons with disabilities and other socially disadvantaged segments.
Data to intelligence & learning: While data scientists will continue to be in demand, the growing market of AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be in focus. Many roles will be created in the AI space as it touches our lives through multiple products and services. Your familiarity with them will enhance your career prospects.
Human support: While companies will pursue and invest resources in going digital, it will create tons of opportunities for the human support element. As a representative of your company, consider how you can increase your value.
Technology professionals: In 2019, expect major advances in computing, security and automation that opens new avenues where jobs exceed available skills. Aspiring engineers can upgrade their current skill sets and plan a new career path.
Non-tech professionals: As newage technology firms stabilise and mature, they create a number of non-technical roles. The distinction between workplaces that hire technology vs non-tech professionals is blurring rapidly as both components are crucial.
Resurgence of office jobs: The gig economy hasn’t caught on as expected. You are more likely to be offered a role in 2019, if you are willing to work with your team at the office than if you seek a short-term gig.
Retention policies: To increase retention and reduce cost of attrition, employers will increase investments in non-financial benefits. Your employer is likely to offer you a training program that will upskill you.