If some employers were holding out hope that remote/hybrid workmight become a passing fad, employment trendspotters have some bad news: Not so much.

"The demand for flexible and hybrid working isn't going away," says Daniel Etra, co-founder & CEO of RethinkFirst. Even with such high-profile examples as Elon Musk demanding a return to the office, "allowing those employees who can work in a hybrid way to do so will pay dividends," Etra insists.

Robert Boersma, vice president of operations – North America at Talent.com, notes that office mandates are often deal breakers for potential employees. "We have started to see backlash to some tech companies such as Snapchat and Doordash bringing these mandates into effect, which will be something to pay attention to in the year ahead," he states.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.