How are Gen Zers shaking up the workplace? What career opportunities and threats does AI present? How are virtual communities bridging opportunity gaps? In this part of the 2024 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how companies can attract and retain employees amid widespread disruption.
With the global gig economy predicted to hit $455 billion in 2023 and the number of American freelancers expected to surpass 90.1 million by 2028, how are people’s attitudes to freelance work changing? And what can brands do to cater to this growing demographic of workers?
While flexibility remains the top priority among employees, financial pressures and the cost-of-living crisis are driving many to compromise on their work-life balance. Canvas8 spoke to seven British Gen Yers about the expectations, strategies, and challenges in their careers.
As the cost-of-living crisis rages on, US Gen Yers are ready to redefine the American Dream of climbing the career ladder. Canvas8 spoke to eight Gen Yers from across the US to understand their goals and priorities in the workplace, as they seek to navigate a fulfilling work-life.
Why is a yearning for stability rising among employees? How are upskilling, side hustles, and education accommodating non-linear career paths? Can a softer approach to work help people find balance between self-care and ambition? And what’s behind the rising wave of strikes across industries?
At a time when AI and automation are causing widespread labor market disruption, workers are having to adapt their skills to meet a new reality. With both creativity and technical knowledge in high demand, how can brands and educators balance arts and STEM learning to prepare the future workforce?
Japan’s working culture has a reputation like no other, with long days and little time off being common features. But as Gen Yers start to become the dominant members of the workforce, how will attitudes to overwork shift towards an environment that offers flexibility and a better work-life balance?
Post-pandemic, a new trend has emerged that rejects hustle culture in favour of a less frantic lifestyle. Pioneered and embraced by Black women, in particular, it’s seeing people recognise the need to step away from toxic work and societal expectations – and towards a softer life.
From new technologies to DE&I commitments and social responsibility programs, young people nowadays have highly specific requirements when weighing up potential employers. Canvas8 spoke to nine people from across the US to find out what’s important to them when looking for a job.
In a post-pandemic world where economic instability and climate change have come to influence various choices in daily life, many people are shifting to a ‘working to live’ mindset. Canvas8 spoke to eight Britons to discover what’s important to them when choosing their next employer.