Maxwell Stephens

The Briefing, 16th Feb 2023

We all now know the workplace has undergone significant changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic…

From adjusting to remote work, to navigating mass layoffs, to dealing with the challenges of a shifting job market, it’s no wonder that buzzwords have cropped up to try and make sense of it all.


However, as we’re seeing the emergence of terms like “quiet quitting” and “quiet hiring,” it’s important to take a step back and evaluate do we need these new words?

Quiet hiring it turns out is a term used to describe a new approach to filling roles in the current climate of staff shortages and economic uncertainty. Instead of adding full-time employees

companies are assigning existing staff new duties.

While these so called buzzwords can provide a way to focus attention on a particular issue and create conversation, it’s important to remember that many new words amount to little more than marketing hype.


The world of work is at a tilting point, and it’s understandable that we want to make sense of it all.

However, instead of relying on overused words…

Can we try for genuine insights that help us tread the path the changes and challenges ahead.

Best Wishes


Peter Forshaw

Managing Director
Tel: 0203 903 4260
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