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As the market continues to evolve, there has been a significant shift in the way people work. More businesses have adapted to the latest technology to create more flexible working arrangements. This has allowed organizations to provide additional opportunities but has also created new challenges in the workforce. Principal Technical Recruiter Zuy Do goes in depth on the reality of working in an on-site, hybrid or remote environment.  

Working On-Site

One of the most significant trends that we are seeing in 2023 is corporations shifting back to on-site work. It has been encouraged that employees return to the office to improve team collaboration and utilize office resources. Right now, as a result of budget cuts, layoffs, and hiring freezes the job market has shifted into a client-controlled market leaving candidates with a little less negotiating power. If you are seeking a new position but are not willing to work on-site, it may take longer than expected to secure your next role. If you are an engineer who uses specialized equipment and works in a regulated industry, it will most likely be required that you conduct your work on-site. We recommend engineers who are currently on the market be open to on-site work because remote positions are becoming less common.  

Working A Hybrid Schedule  

If you are not interested in fully working back on-site, then consider choosing a hybrid schedule instead. This opportunity will allow you to have more control over your work schedule and environment. Although we are in a client driven market, many employers are willing to provide a hybrid schedule in order to retain top talent and increase employee satisfaction. As the market and economy continues to evolve, it is likely that working a hybrid model will carry into the future of the workforce. If a hybrid schedule is appealing to you, be transparent with your employer and don’t be afraid to ask!  

Working Remote 

In the last few years, remote work has become increasingly popular and has emerged as the most preferred choice among candidates. If you prefer to work independently, there are still remote positions available, but they are becoming harder to find in today’s job market. Clients believe that face to face interactions can create a more collaborative working environment. As companies are switching back to on-site work and with fewer opportunities available, we recommend that you explore additional options.  

Whether you prefer to work on-site, hybrid, or remote, it’s important to choose an environment that closely aligns with your work style and responsibilities. In a client driven market, businesses still value their employees and are willing to provide flexible work arrangements. However, the market is constantly shifting, and companies must make important decisions to remain profitable. Therefore, to remain competitive in the job market, it is essential that you stay up to date on the latest trends. Connect with us today to learn more about how we can be a resource to you.