The pandemic temporarily shifted the power dynamics between employees and employers.
In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, employees had all the leverage when it came to demanding higher pay, working remotely, and general work flexibility.
Fast forward to 2023 and most ortho companies are practicing financial austerity while they grow the business.
This means that the tables have turned between employees and employers.
Employers now hold all the cards with reality market-based compensation, more on-site work, and less work flexibility in general.
I talk with people every week, who believe they can negotiate for anything like its 2020. It’s important for candidates interviewing for a new role to recognize this shift in power and adapt their negotiation strategies accordingly.