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Upcoming Trends from Today’s Top Growth Industries

The world is unpredictable even with uncertainties that are out of our hands to control such as the COVID pandemic. So trying to monitor and anticipate the markets is a task that will not be easy to do (putting it gently). Speaking of the COVID pandemic, this has added further uncertainty to the future of how businesses operate. This has single-handedly changed the way businesses work daily, with staff force working-from-home and using zoom to undergo meetings with fellow peers and clients retrospectively. 

 

From this, it’s clear that technology has helped businesses adapt to the uncertain economic conditions that can arise such as the pandemic. As well as this the whole lifestyle aspect of the working day has changed. Below are examples of the upcoming trends from the top growing industries to derive from the pandemic. 

 

E-Learning, Training and Courses Online

 

Every country’s education system was heavily hit by the pandemic. With the closure of schools and universities, all teaching had to be shifted online as a result, one booming industry to come from this is e-learning. Despite this industry being created years before, people had no choice but to refer to it for educational reasons. Some people criticised the service as not having the same level of teaching quality whereas others praised it for the convenience and cost-effective method for their education. 

 

For example, university students were split with how they felt about the system as commuters loved the idea of studying from home where they are saving travel expenditure, on the other hand, students (of specific courses) were not happy with the level of quality provided because they are best taught in a face-to-face environment. Post-graduation, a lot of students were having difficulties finding entry-level career jobs that require no experience. Online courses and e-learning provided training courses that enable these graduates to gain more experience/qualifications which meant they would not fall behind in the job market for when the economy heads to a recovery. 

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

The pandemic has branched off a wide range of topics and situations that have been huge talking points across the country. None more so than the mental health and wellbeing of everyone affected by the pandemic. Over the course of the previous 18 months, people have spent more time re-examining their lives and whether or not they wish to try something different that will help them grow as a person. One specific industry that has taken an increase in investment and training, is the mental healthcare provision with the Government investing around £500m into the field to help train NHS workers and attract a more skilled workforce to the industry. This is to help the people who have been affected greatly by the pandemic and isolated away from family members and friends. 

 

Cloud and Information Technology 

 

A huge role in ensuring efficient productivity of remote work has been the creation of the cloud and the use of information technology. With companies already using the cloud services while at the office (for team-collaboration work reasons), staff have been heavily reliant on the software process for work submission and join-projects. Recent research has found that 88% of employees who worked at home during the pandemic lockdown would want to continue to do so in some capacity after full lockdown and restrictions have been lifted. By some capacity, this isn’t meant by full time remote working it’s meant by a combination of both with the flexibility provided for on-off days in the office and at home.

 

Further research has backed the idea that there will be a significant shift away from what was known as ‘traditional working’ – pre-pandemic and more shifted to a combination of both remote and office working. This means that more companies will be investing heavily into I.T support, cybersecurity and cloud technology. As a result of all these, this is why the industry is growing and becoming more of a trend that businesses will follow. 

 

The Freelance Lifestyle

 

Although this is not really known as an industry and it’s known as more of a lifestyle, there will still be huge implications to arise from this within the constantly changing workplace. Pre-pandemic, freelance work was becoming increasingly popular among the design industry with graphic designers working on their own terms. With the workforce already working remotely and often with their own equipment and software already at hand, businesses are looking to trim costs in any situation possible. Even more so now with the effects of the pandemic affecting business trade. This is where businesses can start depending on a workforce that is employed on a needed basis.