Infographic: The workplace trends that will dominate in 2016

Maternity leave, boomerang employees and grown-up millennials will be hot conversation topics this year. Where do you stand on these factors?

Remember when everyone was complaining about all those pesky millennials entering the workforce a few years ago?

Well, this year millennials are becoming managers, Baby Boomers are retiring, and the first college graduates of Generation Z are joining the working world.

The times are a-changin’, and an infographic from Brighton School of Business and Management discusses workplace trends that most of us will see in 2016.

The more notable ones include:

  • Boomerang employees. These workers who leave a company and then return at a later stage will gain more acceptance in the workplace.
  • Maternity leave: Sixty-four percent of employees say they want unlimited maternity leave, but only 1 percent of American companies offer it. That’s likely to spark some changes this year.
  • Work/life balance. Because a significant amount of millennials will be having children within the next few years, companies will probably expand their flexible-work options.
  • Automation: Studies predict that within the next two decades machines will be able to do half of all jobs.

Check out the infographic for more trends we’ll probably see this year, and please let us know in the comments section how you feel about them.

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