In recent weeks we have seen a variety of industries such as Big Pharma, biotech firms, and universities rush to pronounce their break through COVID-19 vaccines, providing some hope to an end of this first modern pandemic.
The Castillian outlook
The above leads us to the following question; what should we expect from the much touted new normal? While speculation and theory abounds from all corners of the world, the below summarises our humble take:
Once vaccines are distributed to significant masses of the population, the working society will return to the office however a hybrid remote working model will prevail.
This will be more pronounced in specific white collar positions, especially where the work is more suited to be carried out remotely and where the skills are in short supply.
Within our specialist areas of Tech and Finance, we are expecting the remote first phenomenon to survive the pandemic.
We expect that remote first will fast establish itself as a main stream benefit offered by most employers of these skills.
Offices will become hubs of regular collaboration but not necessarily the main workplace.
Corporate partnerships and higher value long-term gig work will become a more important piece to companies’ resourcing plans especially in Tech.
The digital revolution will hasten with digital customer experiences having transitioned from strategic to simply fundamental.
This will add further pressure to the availability of Tech skills.
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