Future of Work

From 'quiet hiring' to 'rage applying', here's the top workplace buzzwords of 2023 – and what they mean

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Working trends are continually shifting and it's important to be prepared for change. Image: Pexels/ Ivan Samkov

Lakshmi Varanasi
Reporter, Insider
Sarah Jackson
Research Psychologist, UCL
Samantha Delouya
Author, Business Insider
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Evolving workplaces create new working practices and the buzzwords to describe them. Image: Unsplash/Proxyclick Visitor Management System.

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Companies are likely to imitate each other when it comes to hiring and firing practices. Image: Pexels/Nicola Barts

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Rage applying can yield results, but experts warn against conducting a job search from an emotional place. Image: Pexels/ Cytonn Photography

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Quiet hiring is a way to acquire talent through internal development. Image: Pexels/ Edward Jenner

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While similar to quiet quitting, resenteeism takes things a step further. Image: Pexels/ Tima Miroshnichenko

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'Bare Minimum Monday' began as a viral TikTok term. Image: Pexels/Christina Morillo

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Chaotic working often entails breaking some rules. Image: Pexels/ Antoni Shkraba

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72% in a recent survey said they had started a new job and realized it wasn't what they expected. Image: Pexels/ Anna Shvets

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Some workers are returning to familiar ground. Image: Pexels/ Ono Kosuki

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Career cushioning is when workers start to look for other jobs while still employed. Image: Pexels/Alex Green.

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