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2022 Work Trends — January 2022 Newsletter

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2022 work trends? In April? Well, while 2022 is clearly underway, Q2. Maybe you’re reaching your projected goals. Maybe your New Year’s resolutions just are a distant memory.

No matter the state of your business, it is a good time to assess your current situation and adjust for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at what’s going on now and how recent events affect your company’s bottom line.

In this repost of our January 2022 Newsletter, the concerns couldn’t be more relevant to the dog days of Q2.

2022 Work Trends: Here we go again!

The holidays are over, becoming little more than a distant memory, however, the home office hasn’t gone anywhere.

As a new wave of the pandemic surges, we are once again reminded that “work” as we once knew it may never return.

We don’t know how to feel.

For this month’s newsletter, we want to focus on what was, what is, and what may be when it comes to our jobs, how business owners are coping with the flexible state of employment, and incoming 2022 work trends.

Let’s get into it.


What’s Going On?

Employment Report is Good News, Maybe Misleading — Forbes

2021 closed on a weak note for jobs. But, is there room for optimism?

Number of People Quitting Jobs Hits All-Time High — USA Today

Job openings also neared an all-time high. Why is hiring, and retaining, so hard?

Four-Day Work Week Gains Traction in Congress — MSNBC

Can fewer working days help with burnout? What does it mean for businesses?

Need an Employee Benefits Plan?

Embroker’s employee benefits experts go beyond a one-dimensional spreadsheet. We draw on third-party data and integrate with your HR system to find you the best value for the right coverage for your employees.

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An Altered State of Business

New York Times image depicting 2022 work trends. A person at a computer is overwhelmed by eyes and mouths encircling the screen.


Workplace Harassment in the Age of Remote Work— NY Times

As it turns out, workplace harassment doesn’t require, well, a workplace, to run rampant. Unfortunately, it may occur in remote workspaces. In fact, cases may even be on the rise.

While these keyboard warriors are clearly hard at work, business owners and entrepreneurs are worried.

What Are Businesses Most Concerned About?

A graphic of the concerns of small businesses in 2022. These 2022 work trends are worrying, but important for founders and business owners to know.

According to our Big Risks for Small Businesses report, a survey of 500 business owners found that 37% are most concerned about labor shortages and overworked employees heading into 2022.

For startup founders, that number jumps to 40%.

Big Risks for Small Businesses Report

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Is the Current Approach to Business Insurance a Match for Today’s Modern Risks?

Spoiler: It’s not.

Download the Report

In a world where workers are standing up and advocating for themselves more than ever, how does management need to step up and ensure they are not only heard, but protected?

What’s New from Embroker?

New Year, New Normal? Employment Trends & Predictions for 2022

Embroker Head of Claims Corrie Hurm and a panel of industry experts discussed the legal industry’s shifting work cultures. Click the link to hear what they said.

Has “Startup Culture” Changed for Good?

Startup culture has taken a big beating in the last few years. But, are things actually changing, and what does it mean for the future of Silicon Valley?

Part-time vs. Full-time Benefits and Laws: What Employers Need to Know

Employment trends have shifted over the past couple of years. Learn about part-time vs. full-time benefits and laws and the best options for your company.

For more content like this, check out the Embroker blog.

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