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California Labor Market Information - 3Q 2021

State of California - Employment Development Department - EDD

​The Labor Market Information Division (LIMD) is the official source for California Labor Market Information.  The LIMD promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices.  We collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on California's labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data. 

September 2021

Office

10 Remote Workplace Trends to Look Out For in 2021 – Forbes

About half of our clients are committed to remote workers in terms of FTE’s and contractors as well while the other half have active plans in place for returning to work in some type of capacity.  Forbes address these top trends, and many have resonated with our workforce as they support our clients:

 

  1. Hybrid Models Taking Center Stage

  2. Reduced Conference Calls

  3. Increased Reliance on Asynchronous Communications

  4. Greater Adoption of Cloud Based HR Technology

  5. A Growing Respect for Nonwork Times

  6. Enhanced Cybersecurity

  7. Reduced Office Space Leading to More Savings

  8. Changing Performance Assessments

  9. More Flexible Work Times

  10. Increased Demand for Retraining and Reskilling.

May 16, 2021

Workers at Their Computers

Workplace Trends for 2021 – LinkedIn

We have seen a myriad of different trends, goals and tactics our clients are struggling to employ to ensure the well-being of their employee and contractors as we consider and implement a Back-to-Work strategy.  LinkedIn does a great job in addressing these trends by speaking with 450 different sources within their extensive sphere of influence:

 

  1.  Modern Technologies scale to meet workers’ mental health needs.

  2.  Employees are demanding more from their employers.

  3.  Workers are prioritizing safety, security, and health when evaluating employers.

  4.  The dispersed and decentralized global workforce.

  5.  The hybrid workplace and workforce.

  6.  Companies Committing to aggressive diversity targets.

  7.  The demand for retraining and reskilling grows.

  8.  Women will continue to experience workplace setbacks.

  9.  Covid-19 accelerates the digital transformation of the workplace.

  10.  The hourly workforce is treated liked they are essential. 

May 16, 2021

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Technology Trends That Will Lead the Way in 2021 – Forbes

There has been a significant push over the past few years on streamlining businesses and their interaction with the digital world.  Some of these factors have been great in terms of furthering the process while others have been lukewarm, at best. 

 

Forbes has outlined seven (7) technology trends that will help shape our business focus at Ekman Associates as we help our clients streamline their business functionality:  5G Networks, the distributed Cloud, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence Services, Securing AI, Blockchain and Data Analytics.

May 16, 2021