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“The Great Resignation” and “Quiet Quitting” were the talk of the workplace off and online in 2021 and 2022, but what will 2023 bring?

Deel has pulled together some trending topics you may or may not have heard of but soon may start seeing pop up on Slack or whatever virtual water cooler you have these days.

1. Overemployed (by choice)

Remote workers are gaming the system by using flexible hours and asynchronous tools to juggle more than one job simultaneously. For them, it’s all work and more pay.

2. A Chief Remote Officer? It’s more common than you think.

With remote work here to stay, the title CRO is popping up on job boards everywhere. Most job descriptions involve managing remote team set-ups, hosting in-person events, working different timezones, compensation strategies, and internal comms tools.

3. Workcation, “All I ever wanted”

Work while traveling the globe? Well, it’s now a reality and seems to have become the norm. New tools like Deel enable people to work from their couches and even those gorgeous floating houses in the Maldives.

4. Flex Holidays you don’t have to stretch for

Only some celebrate Thanksgiving. So with more companies embracing distributed work, teams are leaning into the idea of flexible holidays. Workers can now decide what holidays they take off instead of using a one size fits all calendar. After all, global teams are, well, global.

5. An office? Gen Flex has never heard of it.

The latest generation entering the workforce has had one of the most unique experiences in decades.  While some entered during the 2009 recession, the latest generation has never stepped foot in an office. Virtual work is their reality.

6. Flexetariats are embracing a workable identity

Today’s workforce puts flexibility and freedom at the top of their working requirements (and life). More than ever, teams are trading perks for the non-negotiable of being a Flexetariat.

7. Talent Snatching means another day, another offer letter

Amid ongoing layoffs, a bidding war for talent is bubbling up. Some employees work at one company for only a few months before getting a more appealing offer elsewhere, often out of nowhere. Talent Snatching can be savage, but competitive bids have their benefits.

8. Sukima—extra time is extra money

In Japan, Sukima is something young people embrace. They’re turning free time into extra cash with new apps that help match them with jobs like waiting tables or making deliveries, so there’s no time wasted, just extra money earned.

9. Casual E-Signatures that are maybe... too casual?

With apps like BeReal on the rise, Gen Z's skipping pleasantries for more... “authentic” sign-offs and OOO replies. There’s been an influx of language like “Lukewarm regards;” “Another day, another slay;” and “In case of emergency, dial 911; not an emergency, try Google.”

10. There’s a new type of tupperware party in town, Pick-up Parties

Since fewer people are working from offices and together less IRL, they’re finding new ways to connect at in-person brand events called Pick-up Parties. Instead of gathering at home, more and more workers are gathering at brand and product launches. So, see you at the next drone expo?

11. Save-from-home

In a survey with Momentive, Deel found that people are saving more than ever thanks to reduced travel, food expenses, and increased salaries. More than 59% have increased their wages, and 64% say they’ve expanded their savings while working from home.

12. Career Bouncing (bouncy ball not included)

It’s slightly different from salary hopping (jumping from job to job to increase pay). Instead, it’s moving from one career to a completely different one. For example, some people are hanging up their teaching hats and opting for a marketing gig to decide which path they like more.

Source: houbara