Changes in the labour market

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There are changes going on in the labour market.

The tightness in the labour market has risen so high that there was a shortage of staff in all occupational groups in the second quarter of 2022. This is evident from the UWV’s Indicator.

In addition to the shortages in the labour market, there is another shift going on and this relates to employment contracts.

What did it look like before?

From 1950 to the end of the 70s

  • The company was your career and the company took care of your development
  • Growth was based on patience and years of labor
  • You worked there all your professional life and retired at the age of 65

The 80s

  • The employee became more in control of his or her own career
  • To grow, you switched to other employers
  • Not too much, because ‘job hopping’ was seen as unreliable

Early 90s

  • In the early 1990s, a career was mainly defined by experience
  • Skills were digitized

Late 90s

  • First online job boards
  • From then on, you could always apply

From 2010

  • Professionals wanted to make a positive contribution to the organization and society
  • Finding Your Own ‘Big Purpose’
  • Long-term employment relationships became less and less common

Careers of today and the future

  • What can you do, know and can you do?
  • Skills determine the career
  • Both for the professional and for the organization

It is expected that the changes will only accelerate due to technological and social developments.

Generation Z, for example, wants more time for themselves, learn more about this in this blog

Professionals increasingly want to contribute to the ‘purpose’ and ask to be given more control over the direction and strategy of the organization. Don’t be surprised by these changes. Involve employees in the organization. As a result, they are more engaged, loyal, and productive, preventing the unwanted departure of the right talent. This ensures the continuity of the organization and allows the organization to adapt to future changes with confidence.

You also see more and more new features appearing, read about them in this blog