Over the last two years, 81 million people have left the global workforce due to Covid-19. Now, as economies around the world focus on recovery, restoring people’s careers needs to be a priority. Employment growth for 2022 was expected to be 80 million jobs, and businesses will need talent to fill these positions (i).
After people’s lives shifted to the point of no return, businesses need to give new employees greater freedom to make self-determined choices about their career and life balance if they are to win people back to the workforce. So, during this first quarter of 2022, we have taken the opportunity to pause and reflect on what employees really want now.
At a glance
Workers who are ready to learn new skills to progress their career (ii)
1 in 3
Women who considered downshifting their career in 2021 (iii)