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How hybrid work changed employee communication and collaboration

Julia Pollak and Nicholas Bloom join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, March 14. (Video: The Washington Post)

Technology has redefined how employees communicate, collaborate and coordinate in an increasingly hybrid workplace. Julia Pollak, chief economist at ZipRecruiter, and Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, join Washington Post Live for the latest in our series, “Tech at Work,” to discuss how employees and companies can thrive in this new normal.

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“The official projections from the Federal Reserve are that unemployment will rise to about 4.6 percent. That implies almost two million people losing their jobs… The Fed’s projections have not been particularly accurate when it comes to rates or inflation over the past few years… I think the most likely outcome is that the job growth will continue to slow and possibly even turn negative this year.” - Julia Pollak (Video: Washington Post Live)
“What we have seen is that remote jobs were about 12 percent of job postings on ZipRecruiter last year, and have since fallen to about 9 percent at the start of this year. That is largely driven though by the shift in the mix of industries hiring, so a huge pullback in hiring among tech and financial companies, the companies that are most likely to offer remote jobs.” - Julia Pollak (Video: Washington Post Live)
“The recruitment benefits can be enormous when you switch a job from being fully in-person to fully-remote. Many of our customers have converted jobs from in-person jobs to remote jobs and it has allowed them to recruit talent across the entire country at a lower cost. It’s often allowed them to recruit higher quality talent.” - Julia Pollak (Video: Washington Post Live)
“When I look at the U.K. and Europe, they have much slower growth rates than the U.S. Americans, it’s hard to appreciate, they’re much wealthier than Europeans. 20, 30 percent. And the big thing driving a lot of American wealth is tech… It’s important not to kill tech, it’s like killing the golden goose. We’ll regret it 5, 10 years from now and Silicon Valley Bank was an important part of that infrastructure.” – Nicholas Bloom (Video: Washington Post Live)
"The folks that I think are going to be under threat from AI are fully remote workers particularly doing lower-level tasks. So if you think of call centers, payments processing, some basic HR benefits… The longer run, I’m thinking 5, 10 years out, more and more of this activity may be replaced by AI.” – Nicholas Bloom (Video: Washington Post Live)

Julia Pollak

Chief Economist, ZipRecruiter

Nicholas Bloom

Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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Collaboration in the Workplace

In a segment presented by ADP, vice president of performance acceleration, Amy Leschke-Kahle discusses the shift in teamwork and collaboration in the workplace and how organizations can sustain productivity in the hybrid work environment.

Amy Leschke-Kahle

Vice President, Performance Acceleration, ADP