New Research from FlexJobs and PAIRIN Identifies the Top 10 Careers & Soft Skills for Hybrid Jobs

According to a recent survey, thirty-nine percent of workers say their ideal work arrangement post-pandemic would be hybrid, a combination of both office and remote work. Sixty-six percent of employers globally are considering redesigning their workplaces to accommodate a hybrid work arrangement, and it’s estimated that the hybrid workforce will boost productivity by 4.6 percent.

Given the transition to and interest in the hybrid workplace, FlexJobs has identified the top ten career categories for hybrid jobs in 2021, and PAIRIN identified the most critical skills for each job. These ten hybrid career categories have had the most hybrid job postings in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. A hybrid job is one that allows for partial remote working, and can have various setups such as:

  • Each week is split between remote and in-office
  • Work is usually done remotely with occasional in-office days
  • Work is mostly in-office with occasional remote days

In order to better prepare candidates interested in pursuing a hybrid career, FlexJobs teamed with PAIRIN, the trusted technology partner to today’s leading workforce programs, governments, and education systems, to identify the skills job seekers need to succeed in these top ten careers.

“We analyzed the most common and important soft skill attributes needed in those jobs based on the highest averages of skills, resulting in a list of the most important attributes needed for each career path,” said Dr. Dan Hawthorne, Director of IO Psychology at PAIRIN. “Because hybrid models involve employees working in both remote and office environments, the skills necessary to be successful will bridge both, and we see skills like Compliance and Service Orientation that will help people to self-manage and engage in good time management. We also see skills that help employees work alongside other people in an office environment like Relationship, Assertiveness, and Supportiveness. And finally, skills like Conflict Management and Stress Tolerance bridge both environments by helping people manage the general stress of work and working out disagreements between others both in-person and virtually.”