While many states are reopening, coronavirus surges make the situation fluid. It still isn’t entirely clear what a post-pandemic world will look like, though many assume that it isn’t going to be like the working world everyone left.
Workplaces are inevitably going to change, at least for the short-term. That means specific skills may be increasingly valuable, increasing your odds of being able to succeed in a post-COVID-19 pandemic landscape. If you are wondering which skills may be able to help you get ahead, here are a few that definitely could.
Over the next few months, and potentially even years, workplaces are going to be ever-evolving. The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going to disappear overnight. Instead, it may ebb and flow for the foreseeable future.
Companies are going to be in constant flux, adjusting their approaches to align with the shifting circumstances. They are going to need employees who can adapt to change quickly, allowing them to be an asset as everyone tries to figure out what the new normal looks like and how to thrive in it.
When stay-at-home orders went into effect, many employees suddenly found themselves working remotely. Additionally, companies had to go through rapid digital transformations, implementing solutions that may not have previously been on the table.
For those without a degree of technical know-how, the adjustment was challenging, to say the least. Similarly, anyone who was resistant to technology struggled to flourish, as the tech was now ingrained into their paradigm.
Moving forward, employers are going to favor professionals who are at least somewhat tech-savvy. Being familiar with core telecommuting technologies, as well as those associated with your field, will increasingly be viewed as a must. That way, if working from home becomes mandatory or a company merely wants to make the most of new implementations, they know their staff is capable.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck, employees and companies had to alter their processes quickly. At times, new procedures weren’t readily available, or even particularly noticeable.
Employees who could think creatively were able to overcome this challenge with greater ease. They could examine what was available and identify previously unused methods to handle various tasks faster than their less-creative colleagues, making them an asset.
While that degree of ingenuity may not be required in the near future, its value has never been more apparent to employers. As a result, they will increasingly seek out candidates who bring creativity to the table, ensuring they can solve unexpected problems in unique ways should it be necessary down the line.
Ultimately, all of the skills above are going to be desirable in a post-pandemic world. If you would like to learn more about what today’s leading employers want to find, the talented team at TempStaff wants to hear from you. Contact us to speak with one of our recruiters today and see how our services can make navigating the new hiring normal easier than ever before.