Despite increased reports of layoffs and threats of a recession, the war for talent is continuing and will shape the workplace of the future. There are 1.75 open positions for every job seeker in America today. Moreover, with an aging population and more workers thinking about retirement, the demand for both skilled and unskilled workers will be around for a while.
Stress among workers today is at an all-time high. Gallup found that 44 percent of workers experience “a lot of daily stress in the previous day.” For 34 percent of workers, their immediate manager is the single most stressful part of their day, according to a survey by the accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton.