The Relationship Between Employers and Employees is Overdue for a Change — Here’s What to Expect

Sinan Ata
Sinan Ata
Apr 15, 2019 · 6 min read
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We’re on the edge of a massive transformation. Businesses around the world are working harder than ever to measure employee productivity. This fact will change the daily lives of employees and employers forever.

Tomorrow’s work environment will look significantly different from today’s. The definition of employment will change, while productive employees will make significantly more money. Companies will continuously top-grade their workforce based on productivity metrics in order to achieve their aggressive business goals.

This means the employers who have historically denied interest in monitoring employee work behavior will have to change their positions. All employers who care about profitability monitor worker productivity. Let’s be honest — historically, this has often been through covert means: mining corporate network usage data and inspecting virtual desktop usage data or VPN traffic data. But in the coming years, employers will come forward and say “yes we are tracking your business behavior and are expecting you to behave in certain ways, compliant with our standards.” This transition isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s increasing accountability and transparency between employers and employees.

In the next 5 years, employees will need to face a handful of major changes:

  1. Shorter on-boarding and orientation times. Employers will expect to see hands-on performance starting from day 1. Employers know the fact that employee attention span is getting shorter. School format on-boarding and orientation will be history.

Employers are also going to have to face a handful of realities in the next 5 years:

  1. Lower employee loyalty, especially from top-performing professionals. If you have a good software developer friend, just ask him… Strong developers often receive multiple job offers every week.

About the writer: A seasoned digital marketing executive working for Crossover since 2015. Enjoys reading and writing on remote talent management, growth hacking, and the future of work.

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Sinan Ata

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Welcome to the future of work. The Crossover blog is your resource for staying up to date on topics that matter in the modern workplace-like tech skills, remote work, recruiting insights, and more. Learn more about Crossover and browse remote tech jobs at www.crossover.com.

Sinan Ata

Written by

Sinan Ata

A seasoned digital marketing executive. Enjoys reading and writing on remote talent management, growth hacking, and the future of work: https://bit.ly/2VQ1T4c

The Crossover Blog

Welcome to the future of work. The Crossover blog is your resource for staying up to date on topics that matter in the modern workplace-like tech skills, remote work, recruiting insights, and more. Learn more about Crossover and browse remote tech jobs at www.crossover.com.

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