Physician burnout is at an all-time high of 62.8%, with one in five physicians planning to quit their jobs over the next two years. This correlates with data that suggests health workers are facing a mental health crisis.
Among the challenges that medical students face in American colleges, a Medscape survey points out the culture of medical school as a major contributor to current hurdles. According to the survey, aspiring physicians must regularly endure sleep deprivation, long nights, and work after hours and on days off.
It [survey] indicates that two-thirds of residents work greater than 50 hours per week, with a large percentage of residents exceeding 70-80 hours per week. This culture is carried on into professional medical practice and, by most accounts, is not adequately compensated.
The realities of a stretched profession and sector have some professionals eyeing side opportunities to maximize their knowledge base in a world comfortable with online learning and social media mechanisms. Many of these professional onlookers are discovering that the creator economy and its estimated 200 million content contributors are carving out niche revenue opportunities.
The time to independently create digestible and revenue-generating content appears closer than previously thought. Adobe’s Future of Creativity study finds that 23% of professionals worldwide actively contribute to the global economy. In addition, results indicating nearly one in four people are creators imply previous constraints may be waning.
Kyle Denhoff, HubSpot’s Director of New Media, opines that lowered entry costs have provided an accessible gateway for creators to activate their ideas. "The barriers to creating a media product have dropped significantly," Denhoff said. "When we talk about creators, obviously there are folks that can produce something right from their phone and post it on social media — but we're also talking to independent writers, podcasters, and YouTubers who are building digital media products."
Like the healthcare sector's challenges, education and teachers have experienced similar confounding variables impacting talent retention. Educators in K-12, especially over the last 15 years and post-Covid-19, are finding outside interest in their skill sets, offering a pivot to current work-life balance issues.
Many accounts point to a lack of ownership of respective work-life models and preparatory activities lacking in personalization. Behind the scenes, many educators left the profession within the first five years post-certification for jobs in the technology sector serving the very same classrooms these educators left.
The intersection of teachers and healthcare providers in the creator economy has established an opportunity to share knowledge with consumers and practitioners to generate revenue more broadly.
Many in the healthcare industry view their position as part interventionist and part educator. As a result, some are looking to K-12 and higher education models of online delivery to stir up new and balanced professional opportunities.
As a physician, Dr. Chester Zoda faced the challenges of medical school and residency. Today he runs Digital Doctor University, an education startup company that converts physicians and health experts into content creators. Zoda, during Covid-19, was working close to 100 hours per week, and he eventually started thinking about a life through medicine that could provide balance.
“This harsh reality pushed me to seek a solution and save myself from this madness,” says Zoda.
A 2022 CHG healthcare survey found that nearly 50% of healthcare providers either left the profession altogether for out-of-sector positions, retired, or changed jobs within the industry. Respondents cited a lack of work-life balance and decreased income as key factors impacting their decisions.
Online education is a multi-billion dollar industry and growing every day. The Creator Economy has sprouted up to reveal opportunities for first-time entrepreneurs eager to monetize their respective knowledge base.
“After I started building my business and sharing my medical knowledge online, I shared my approach with a small group of health professionals who found similar success,” says Zoda.
The train-the-trainer model evolved into what is now Zoda’s Digital Doctor University. “I am leading a new generation of health experts into a brighter future like author and Doctor of Optometry and graduate of the University of California, Berkley Pam Theriot.”
The statistics of healthcare providers, like Theriot, burning out from traditional service models are growing with each headline published across the country.
Zoda points to the tech sector's impact on entertainment and commerce, noting the classic replacement artists of Amazon and Netflix replacing Walmart and Blockbuster, respectively. “The early adopters [in entertainment and commerce] are now the biggest companies in the world. The laggards (ex. Blockbuster) became bankrupt and lost everything because they were reticent to move their offerings online.”
In the creator economy, most assume that practitioners of content monetization are Gen-Z and Millennial populations centered on entertainment. However, Zoda has found that his healthcare practitioner-customers are diverse in background and current placement. “It has been surprising, but we have seen students come to us from all levels of medical practice, from resident doctors to graduates from NASA, Cambridge, and Harvard.”
A challenge for healthcare professionals remains the choice between home and family and an occupation often linked to working for a cause or purpose. The mission, for many, is to continue delivering positive health outcomes but instead through alternative business models.
Some professionals exchange job security for schedules they control through locum tenens (temporary healthcare positions) that often provide a substantially higher income for providers.
They may not have chosen the creator economy, but many choosing this path cite creation as the key to their decision. Trevor Cabrera, MD, in looking at what he deems his “medical mortgage,” found locums created opportunities to practice medicine as an entrepreneur might in the tech sector. “I’m lucky to love my day-to-day “job” and hardly feel as if I’m working, but I’m not exempt from physical and mental exhaustion. So, I am sure to schedule in extra days for enjoyment or exploration,” says Cabrera in CompHealth.
“In New Mexico, I’ve scheduled extra days off to see the desert and climb the mountains. In Maine, I worked in an extra week to drive up the coast and eat every lobster roll I could find. I’ve even managed to make time for visiting friends and family — things I only dreamed of during residency,” he adds.
The centralized nature of medical education and practice is seen by many as a significant problem for the industry. “The sector should be looking to decentralize and democratize health care and put the power firmly in the hands of the practitioners. That's an opportunity we want to put in the hands of everyone in this industry,” says Zoda.
The mindset of healthcare content creators and the impact educational models have on professional practice are yet to field a substantial set of opportunities. Those healthcare professionals who hang a proverbial shingle are primed to be the initial explorers of the Creator Economy and the relative benefits of educating through this new and digital channel of review-generating opportunities.
Online education presents an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education mixed with a creator economy's explosion that appears to be accelerating a new knowledge acquisition path for professionals across sectors.
Healthcare, as an industry, has adapted to meet patient needs in a digital world. It may be time to perk up and pay attention to providers who also see the merits of online mechanisms to achieve work-life balance and monetary success.
A world of creators solely focused on fashion trends and entertainment seems to be growing as traditional occupations and providers explore new opportunities. Time will tell if healthcare providers in health and wellness fields find a reason to proctor expertise through atypical means as Zoda has.
"Online education is a game changer, and the use cases for it across industries are massive,” says Zoda.
The creator community hopes to see you through a digital device in the near future. Practitioners as educators and content creators aim to capitalize on the longstanding challenges of an industry ripe with burnout. The creator economy will continue to amass more providers and revenue while focusing on creators and their niche communities.
The welcome mat has unfurled for the next generation of practitioners. The healthcare consumer market will likely define the health outcomes of updated practices by the field. And if healthcare content creators have a say, they’ll do so from a position of power over current work and life constraints.
Interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity.
Two in five (41%) APAC marketing practitioners cite a lack of time to be creative as a barrier to delivering excellent customer experiences. Crucially, 41% cite workflow issues as a critical barrier holding back their marketing organisations, said Adobe’s 2023 Digital Trends Report.
In addition, only one-quarter (25%) of APAC practitioners rate their organisations as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ at planning, scoping, prioritising and assigning content to achieve measurable outcomes. Historically, efforts to accelerate content creation have come at the cost of employee time and freedom.
As such, leading brands are now prioritising investments in the speed, scale and efficiency of their content creation capabilities and workflows to build stronger customer relationships and succeed in 2023. In parallel, they are enhancing their existing marketing processes and technologies to make the most of their investments and ensure they seize every opportunity throughout the year.
“Customer expectations for content-rich, personalised experiences have reached new heights,” said Duncan Egan, vice president of digital experience marketing, Adobe Asia Pacific and Japan.
According to the research, 79% of senior APAC executives say demand for content has significantly increased. Yet despite this seemingly insatiable appetite from customers – who now crave dynamic digital experiences across a growing range of channels – only a quarter (25%) of brands rate themselves as “good” at creating and delivering content.
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Industry leaders are therefore rethinking and streamlining their content supply chains, which cover content campaign planning, creation, delivery and data analysis. Efficiency and cost-reduction are the focus as 43% of senior APAC executives say they have already made their content processes more efficient.
To address this issue and strengthen their content machines in 2023, leading APAC brands are prioritising workflow management and digital collaboration across their content teams. More than one-third (37%) have prioritised streamlining or automating collaboration processes so their teams can work faster and better.
Around 43% have prioritised using workflow automation to Excellerate marketing and customer experience process efficiency. This is higher than the global average of 38%. Almost half (45%) of APAC leaders plan to invest in new marketing and data technologies in 2023, while another third (33%) plan to maximise the value of existing technologies.
Some brands’ future planning may be suffering due to economic concerns: 65% of senior brand executives in APAC report that emphasising immediate needs has come at the cost of longer-term planning and strategy.
“Business leaders need to prioritise a content supply chain backed by workflow automation, built on a customer-centric strategy and streamlined for the entire content lifecycle,” Egan added.
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I come from an athletic family, and I was always involved in sports from a very young age. It’s simply been a part of my life. When I became a teen, I adopted lifting weights because I was self-conscious, lacked confidence, and didn’t have a healthy relationship with food.
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Being half Hispanic, food was always a celebration around my house. We may have lived modestly, but my mom could make some of the best dishes that I remember to this day. Sometimes, however, I would overeat, because, in my mind, the next day might mean leaner eating prospects. I remember my dad proclaiming, “We’re gonna have to tighten our belts until payday!” That meant beans, rice, and tortillas one day, and whatever you could find the next.
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On days my parents celebrated an incoming check, we had some great meals, and I would typically overeat and feel sick later. As a teenager, I spent countless hours trying to work off such tendencies, trying to outrun the calories. Even later, despite the fact that I had courses in college on nutrition and a pretty intense workout regimen, these old habits remained. There was always a faint childlike voice reminding me, “You had better eat up because you never know what tomorrow may bring.”
Through the years, I have tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but my relationship with food has remnants of that child within me that was always afraid of scarcity.
It's taken me many years to understand that maintaining a healthy relationship with food and weight is not as simple as many would have us believe. Sometimes there is a deeper, emotional connection underlying all this. For those who struggle for instance with weight, food may hold deeper, unconscious roots. It may have embedded attachments to things we have experienced, to how we manage situations, anxiety, or how we grew up around food. In my example, Dr. Melanie Greenberg might refer to this as a “deprivation mindset.” As she explains,
Feeling deprived of important resources—love, food, money, and time—can lead to anxiety or anger and we may obsess about the thing we've been deprived of and begin operating in emergency mode (Greenberg, 2014).
Perhaps the last thing many of us ever ask ourselves in this country of abundance is if we feel deprived of food. As well, having immediate access to a trained expert to help do the necessary “vertical descent” work to uncover issues galvanized to food and eating is not always feasible. And in a country that promotes food 24/7 through food shows or the socialization of it (foodies), the design is to monetize desire, to want us to want more, making us emotional slaves to food.
Food can have a strong and powerful emotional draw that fills the void of sadness, loneliness, and despair or nursing hard, former experiences of emotional pain. Whatever the case may be, many people struggle with food. They may begin diets at the start of a new year only to have motivation weaken. Intermittent fasting, keto diets, diet apps for counting portion sizes, weight loss programs, gyms, and more may immerse us in a sick-cycle carousel of promises. However, even the most dedicated will find themselves struggling at various times.
A better place to start might be first exploring our emotional relationship with food and avoiding deprivation states. In this, renewal and reinstatement are two such ways in which conditioned responses recover, meaning, under certain conditions, we can resurrect those old habitual ways of behaving—in this case, overeating from scarcity as an example, where once initiated (renewal), the behavior may increase in frequency (reinstatement), happening with more regularity (Bouton and Swartzentruber, 1991). Renewal and reinstatement of former habits are about the recovery (resurrection) of formerly extinguished behaviors, and this is termed relapse phenomenon (Bouton and Swartzentruber, 1991; Podlesnik et al., 2017).
Renewal, reinstatement, and other relapse phenomena are now at the center of latest research inquiry because of their significance in helping understand failure rates related to extinction interventions such as dieting, weight loss strategies for eating, and more (Podlesnik et al., 2017). The recovery or re-engagement of former behaviors (i.e., former contexts and eating habits) that had been extinguished (through diets, etc.) has been studied relative to many socially significant behavioral phenomena, such as overeating, addictions, and substance abuse, to name a few (Spurlock & Lewon, 2023).
Researchers Spurlock & Lewon (2023), from their work, have described latest research that underscores how emotionally triggering events (deprivation-feeling states, celebrations, stressful situations) can function as motivating operators (MOs) and may instigate relapse both by a) triggering interoceptive (internal-emotional-biological) conditions that serve as a filtering context for relapse and, b) changes in the amount of operant responding (environmental contexts) in the presence of such stimuli.
Spurlock & Lewon (2023) also conducted their own study to test this interaction with a deprivation experiment involving mice amongst food and water access. The results demonstrated the strength of response under deprivation states that might reinforce stronger postdeprivation behaviors, where such triggers can largely reignite motivation and desire to succumb (overeating). Interestingly, however, state-dependent relapse was not observed in satiation (satisfied) states or when mice had been fed and given water regularly (Spurlock & Lewon, 2023).
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I don’t diet anymore. Now that I understand my relationship with food, I am engaging in a healthier lifestyle mentally and physically. By exploring your own relationship with food, you may finally be able to unburden yourself and begin fostering balance and satisfaction. Yes, you may cheat every so often, but, more often than not, you will maintain a more consistent pattern with food in your life.
What are the overarching trends that will define how marketers will think and act in 2023, and the challenges and opportunities they will face? We explore four key trends.
For some more channel-specific predictions, see our previous expert roundups on ecommerce, personalisation, retail media, influencer marketing, SEO, and social ads.
Our trends for 2023:
In our 2023 Digital Trends research with Adobe, 73% of senior executives agree that “an emphasis on immediate needs has come at the cost of longer-term planning and strategy.”
Whilst speed is important and we saw during the pandemic the importance of responding to changing conditions and customer behaviour, the fastest reaction can never put a brand ahead for long. The survey also revealed that 76% of agency executives report that their clients focus on vanity metrics – clicks or likes – or quarterly revenue goals to determine success, rather than longer-term indicators such as brand saliency or customer lifetime value.
The theory of ad spend in a recession is well known to marketers; having some longer term perspective is key. Maintaining investment in campaigns during a recession, when brand advertising spend in particular drops, should see ESOV (excess share of voice) eventually filter through into market share growth.
We already saw some big pureplay brands discuss a shift in their marketing spend in late 2022. After its most profitable quarter ever, Airbnb execs praised its “efficient” approach to marketing spend and focus on brand building over performance. Asos’ CEO blamed acquisition slowdown on ‘insufficient’ brand spend. And NatWest’s B2B fintech spin-off Mettle is reinvesting in brand after ‘letting the ball drop’.
Though marketers have been wrestling with this balance of ‘short’ (often in digital performance) and ‘long’ for some time, there are newer factors pushing them to go slightly longer, or at least broader.
“Interest in media mix modelling has been invigorated by new and more restrictive privacy norms…” writes Eric Seufert, mobile analyst and blogger at mobiledevmemo.com.
The App Tracking Transparency framework from Apple has made targeting and deterministic attribution (via IDFA) more difficult, particularly in the world of social media advertising. Seufert argues ATT has “created a recession within the social media advertising economy and certain other advertising-dependent categories,” with macroeconomic factors not the cause as many suggest.
Third party cookie deprecation also has an impact, with marketers preparing for Google Chrome’s eventual ban, currently slated for 2024. The result is that marketers need to make sure that as well as taking a tactical approach to increasing conversion and ROAS at a channel level, they consider media mix modelling or econometrics (read Grace Kite in Marketing Week). This may be expensive and require data science expertise, but will provide a better indication of what works for the brand longer term.
As Les Binet, writes, “The rise of attribution is one of the reasons why marketing has become so short-term, annoying and ineffective.” Binet comments that Facebook and Google are pivoting away from attribution modelling towards econometrics for evaluating effectiveness.
A clear message from 2023’s Digital Trends survey is that close to two thirds (62%) of senior executives agree that their organisations have become more efficient, but at the cost of time or freedom to be creative and design unforgettable experiences.
Practitioners agree, with 44% citing lack of time to be creative as a CX barrier. The challenges are even more acute for lagging organisations (those who said they had slightly or significantly underperformed their peers), with results revealing that more than half (52%) of laggard practitioners consider the lack of creative time a key internal CX barrier – making it the most-encountered impediment to customer experience.
Laggard organisations are also more likely than their leading competitors, who self-reported as having significantly out-performed their peers, to be held back by a lack of customer insights and innovation.
Amongst leaders, a lack of time to be creative ranked third (behind technology integration and workflow issues) as a barrier to great CX. Amongst laggards it was the foremost barrier.
We know Binet and Field’s analysis of IPA data found that award-winning creative campaigns made a brand’s media budget go 10 to 12 times further. Both in media and in experiences, marketers need time enough to stop chasing their tail and find some focus.
We have all seen the impact that the pandemic had in driving more people online. The term “Zoom fatigue” was coined in 2020 to describe the distinctive exhaustion of attending back-to-back virtual meetings, and although in-office working and in-person events have returned to an extent in 2022, many of us still spend more time using technology as we work and attend events remotely. In sectors like healthcare and banking, customers are moving to self-service online over call centres or in-person interaction.
Research by Twilio at the end of 2022 asked people, based on the previous 30 days, how they felt about this issue. Around 36% of consumers globally said they have experienced digital fatigue, which rises to greater levels for the younger generation – 47% of Generation Z.
There are a number of ways in which being online has become inexorably less serendipitous or more ‘noisy’ – behavioural advertising; algorithmic content feeds and ‘the filter bubble’; search engine UX in a world of SEO writing; cookie consent notices and other assorted pop-ups; the growth of ad networks and marketplaces; and the number of services that require users to create an account. And this is without mentioning the more pernicious side of social media such as disinformation and unrealistic standards.
According to the Twilio study, more than half of consumers (56%) in the research said they would stop doing business with a company after a poor interaction. How can marketers respond to this?
Though “‘experience’ is not a strategy,” (in the words of Nils Andersson Wimby, writing for Econsultancy) nor a quick route to differentiation, it can reduce price elasticity and increase conversion. And to those consumers who profess to suffering from digital fatigue, simplicity is the key to great CX. User researchers and UX designers have long been familiar with the principle of ‘don’t make me think’.
Understanding how your investment into customer experience contributes to customer lifetime value is pertinent to the ‘long vs. short’ debate.
Stuart McMillan, ecommerce consultant and friend of Econsultancy, comments:
“I think next year is going to have a lot of margin challenges, but I think it would be foolish to cut back on the customer experience because of that.
“…But of course, you do need to know the profit impact of the customer experience, but just think about that profit over the customer lifetime. Short termism typically only sends businesses in one direction. Good customer experience doesn’t always have to be expensive, however it invariably is when the wrong KPIs are in place or teams are poorly led.”
At Econsultancy Live last November, we heard Claire Hazle, Group Technology Director, Digital and Experience at Legal and General, expound the benefits of “a focused discovery approach” that can deliver value for customers and the business. A small, core team is responsible for looking at data such as customer ease scores and call centre insight, and then using product thinking to deliver operational efficiency and better CX. This team mapped the customer journey through the login process, and made improvements that reduced failure demand from 4.2 customer calls per 100 logins in 2020, to 0.71 calls per 100 logins in 2022.
This sort of work is nothing new, but having support from management for this approach will be invaluable in 2023.
The cold reception to Facebook’s metaverse endeavours is perhaps simple testament to the fact that, post-pandemic, we might not be ready for even more screen time. Who knows whether Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset might yet change that in due course, but as things stand, smart brands creating great experiences on local high streets seems like a much surer bet for winning over customers.
Marks and Spencer saw strong Christmas results after attracting customers to premium products and adding more in their value range. But another aspect of their success is continued investment into stores. Shopping at an M&S Food Hall is enjoyable for the product variety and packaging but often also the store layout and design.
A brand’s ecommerce efforts can and should Excellerate the profitability of brick-and-mortar stores – through measures such as click-and-collect, microfulfilment, and a truly joined-up approach to customer loyalty – and once these are put in place, the maxim of multichannel customers being most valuable will hold true.
Customer retention is even more vital during an economic downturn, as marketers seek ways to reduce their acquisition costs. But efforts to build customer relationships and also get the most from media budgets are increasingly intertwined as first-party signals are adopted more widely in the targeting of online ads.
We talked about the shift to first-party data this time last year in Econsultancy’s 2022 predictions. The whole marketing industry has been talking about it, because the writing has been on the wall for some time as we await Chrome’s deprecation of third party cookies, continue to gauge the impact of Apple’s ATT framework, and witness the EU clampdown on the collection of behavioural data without transparency.
Adtech’s focus on privacy has been years in the making, but it’s still startling to see how thick and fast the first-party data solutions (and repositioning efforts) are arriving.
Here’s some that have caught the eye just this month:
Data management platforms have been adapting to the post-cookie landscape by focusing on first-party publisher IDs. For example, reading a newly published LiveRamp report on addressability, the message is loud and clear in the chapter titles, which include: ‘Privacy, Personalisation and Performance in a Post-Cookie World’, ‘Future-proofing Addressability with First-Party Data’, and ‘How Partnerships Make People-Based Marketing Possible’.
In the report, Boots Omni-Media Director Ollie Shayer is quoted, saying “…We’ve basically spent the last 12 months connecting to media partners through different identity spaces, whether that’s our integration into walled gardens or testing with different forms of identifiers on the open web.”
For marketers, the name of the game is aggregating their first-party data, making it accessible and ready to activate to drive performance.
This was reflected in our Future of Marketing survey: 64% of marketers reported that they would be increasing their spending on data and insight capabilities, making these the number one spending priority for marketers.
Last year, Marketing Week’s Career and Salary Survey recognised that data and analytics skills were most in demand. And Chiefmartec.com’s Scott Brinker wrote about data-ops ecosystems, which allow marketing teams to benefit from customer data contributed by other teams such as product, distribution and customer support. Brinker called this “a bounty of behavioral insights and “marketable moments”,” with data aggregation platforms such as Snowflake and Databricks vying to take on the role of bringing together siloed data.
The DataOps Ecosystem, as visualised by Chiefmartec.com. Image: Chiefmartec
This year should see continued investment in data infrastructure, in loyalty programmes as customer insight machines, and in AI-powered CRM.
As Stuart McMillan said in Econsultancy’s ecommerce predictions for 2023, “I don’t think it has ever been more vital for businesses to look after their owned data as well as possible. That might not mean a new CRM program, but at the very least they should be conducting an audit of what they have and have a data strategy.”
This ongoing imperative to nurture owned data is perhaps most eloquently illustrated by some latest changes in leadership in retail. Julia Waldow, writing for Modern Retail, highlights how big apparel brands increasingly need direct-to-consumer expertise, and are seeking leaders with digital experience, during a tough time for the category. A notable example is Under Armour’s incoming CEO Stephanie Linnartz, who came from Marriott, a business and sector with a big focus on loyalty and customer relationships.
The past decade had seen a radical increase in complexity of the marketing industry, with the proliferation of channels, the increased access to data, the emergence of new technologies all leading to an equivalent expansion in the number of the skills required of marketers or marketing team.
In fact, when Econsultancy came to map those in a landmark piece of work, we found there were 1,390 individual skills categories.
Demand for many of these skills has often outstripped the supply of hireable talent, something that led to hot competition between organisations – particularly following the digital acceleration brought about by the pandemic – resulting in the creation of a candidate’s hiring market.
The so-called ‘war for talent’ was one of Econsultancy’s key trends for last year. Now, faced with the current economic situation, we will likely see some cooling of the overheated hiring market.
Just as we saw with the Covid-19 pandemic, as the cost of living crisis begins to bite, many organisations will respond by battening down the financial hatches, which will translate into either a pausing or reduction in total hiring activity. In a perfect storm, this will coincide with increased competition for each consumer pound.
This will mean organisations’ focus will shift to getting more from less. This will have two major consequences:
The current economic headwinds will cause organisations to look to reset costs. This will accelerate the adoption of automated technologies.
Scaling automation not only reduces costs, but improves pace and resiliency. For instance, UPS has used AI and predictive analytics to reduce their carbon footprint, delivery more reliably and cope better with shifting demand. This programme has also reportedly saved UPS an estimated $300 million in costs.
Importantly, automation frees up humans to do non rote tasks. Something that will become increasingly important as the pressure mounts to get more from the same size, or potentially smaller, teams. Contradictory to expectations, this means automation actually has a role to play in re-humanising work.
Walmart is investing in technologies that free up human employees to minimise the time they spend on monotonous and repetitive tasks, like checking inventory on the shelf or packing orders, allowing staff to spend more time to elements of the job for which they are uniquely and humanely qualified for. This has had a notable impact on employee satisfaction. According to HBR, over the last four years, the company has experienced significantly lower rate of staff churn vs. the industry norm.
Though the immediate motivation for automation may be to reduce costs and the demand on talent, it is also about what these technologies make possible. Which brings us, rather neatly, on to the biggest technology story of the end of 2022.
Products like OpenAI’s ChatGPT are taking technology into realms once thought to be reserved for humans – writing code, drafting articles, or homework (the New York City education department has blocked access on its networks), and rough song lyrics.
In the words of ChatGPT itself, as prompted by McKinsey & Company: “The rise of generative AI has the potential to be a major game-changer for businesses.”
For those bitten by the metaverse hype and its sinking (though perhaps not forever) into the deep trough of disillusionment, the key difference with generative AI is that use cases abound.
In 2021, Econsultancy founder Ashley Friedlein highlighted the idea of ‘The Augmented Marketer’, powered by a whole suite of AI-powered SaaS tools. The advances made in generative AI in the past two years mean that the marketer is easily able to draft or iterate some copy or imagery when short on time or resource. These models put powerful capabilities into the hands of non-technical users- including marketers.
ChatGPT applications already exist for crafting personalised marketing, social media, summarise meeting takeaways and write technical sales content. And in a move that could eventually change how more than a billion people write emails or create presentations, Microsoft has extended its partnership with OpenAI, stating it will “deploy OpenAI’s models across our consumer and enterprise products and introduce new categories of digital experiences built on OpenAI’s technology”.
Rex Woodbury, partner at Index Ventures, writes about generative AI “lowering barriers to creation”. Just as TikTok introduced “no-code-like” tools that made video creation more accessible than it had been via YouTube, now AI companies can take that a step further and take away the need to shoot. Woodbury highlights Runway, a text-to-video generator that has been used by CBS and New Balance amongst others.
The excitement is warranted. But there are still key issues to be debated this year around copyright, accuracy and privacy – if these can be worked out, generative AI has the potential to change the day-to-day work of the marketer.
We are living through one of the greatest shake-ups in work norms since the office became a part of the work landscape back in the 18th century.
The adoption of remote and hybrid working is reshaping our cities as well as how and where we live and work. As of mid-last year, more than half of US office space in major cities remained empty.
In terms of where we live, the statistics are equally stark. In the United States, adults have consistently been buying homes that were an average of 10-15 miles from their last residence. In 2022 this distance jumped to an average of 50 miles – demonstrating that people are less shackled to commute distances as a result of remote and hybrid work.
In the face of challenging economic conditions, the removal (or at least reduction) of expensive office leases from organisational P&L (profit and loss) is a hard thing to argue against, meaning we are unlikely to see the end of hybrid working anytime soon.
Alongside flexible working, we are seeing a renegotiation of the relationship between employer and employee, with 65% of employees reconsidering the role that work plays within their lives. With people increasingly looking for work that has meaning, matches their values, offers connection, and flexibility – both in terms of location but also the rhythms of work – and, importantly, supports their growth.
Though the Topic of talent is often dominated by hiring, it is worth remembering that it is only one part of creating an effective team. Learning opportunities and the development of existing employees is also essential.
According to research from Bain, the fastest growing companies are often also more likely taking this internal talent first approach, seeking out and capitalising on the underutilised potential of current employees, and offering opportunities for growth across the organisational hierarchy. They are often also doing this in a way that is far more tailored to the unique needs and strengths of each individual team member.
The same research shows that incumbents often cite a lack of talent as biggest barrier to progress —a trait that defines their fast growing competitors.
We know from swathes of research that staff retention is much higher when employees have internal mobility, with opportunities for employees to fill their skills gaps to make their next internal move a key lever in this. This all means that those who actively invest in tapping into the value of internal talent through upskilling and development – in a way that suits this new hybrid work environment – will pull ahead.
They will be better equipped to respond to an age characterised by disruption and crises, to find efficiencies, and to capitalise on emerging opportunities and technologies as we move through 2023 and beyond.
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The best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro are packed with professional post-production tools - whether you’re working on a movie, YouTube video, or social media clips.
Hollywood-grade video editor Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry-standard. Used on countless productions, our pick for best video editing software features all the tools professionals need, alongside seamless integration with Creative Cloud apps like After Effects and Photoshop for the full creative suite.
However, as a professional tool, it’s not a video editor for beginners. It requires a subscription - not ideal if you’re on the hunt for free video editing software or one offering a lifetime license. And it has been known to crash once or twice, even running on the best video editing computers. But there are paid and free video editing software like Premiere Pro that can match Adobe’s powerful tool, without forcing you to compromise on your creativity.
We’ve tested the best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro - from editing processes and performance to the quality of the final cut.
DaVinci Resolve (opens in new tab) started out as a color grading app but has since evolved into a fully comprehensive post-production suite that’s fast becoming an industry favorite.
In our hands-on review, we said "DaVinci Resolve is a tough app to beat. It’s incredibly powerful, it’s updated regularly, and to top it all, it’s free. It puts a lot of competing software to shame. The only downside is so much power leads to a complex interface."
The tool has separate workspaces for editing, color, audio, and visual effects, each with in-depth features allowing a deep level of control, making it a clear alternative to Premiere Pro.
Rather than editing in one program and sending the project to a separate VFX software or audio editing app, the whole post-production process is contained in one app. With multi-user online collaboration, various team members can work on their aspects of a project simultaneously.
The standard version, which has all the main features, is completely free. A premium version - DaVinci Resolve Studio - is available and includes features such as a neural engine, stereoscopic 3D tools, and advanced HDR grading. It costs a one-off fee of $295/£270.
Resolve is one of the most in-depth video editing programs available, so it is targeted at professionals rather than newcomers. This does mean it may be too complex for some, but does prove its worth as the best free alternative to Premiere Pro.
Read our full DaVinci Resolve review
CyberLink PowerDirector (opens in new tab) is aimed at a prosumer market: it’s neither for complete novices nor full-time professional editors, but is a solid Premiere Pro alternative for those in between.
The PowerDirector interface is attractive and efficient, and once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll find that it has a wide array of features.
Additions in latest updates include custom masking, precise keyframing tools, and a library of customizable animated sketches, which are an easy way to add color and energy to a video.
That said, it does lack in a few areas; the color-grading tools are a bit rudimentary compared to Adobe’s video editor (not to mention many Premiere Pro competitors).
There are several versions: PowerDirector Essentials is free but basic. PowerDirector Ultra includes most features, and PowerDirector Ultimate adds a few advanced tools.
For those that appreciate Premiere Pro’s easy subscription set-up, PowerDirector 365 is the subscription version, packed with all the video editing features for a monthly or annual cost.
Read our full CyberLink PowerDirector review
The Mac-only Final Cut Pro (opens in new tab) video editing and compositing package crammed with features. It’s currently at version 10.6, which includes a slew of minor tweaks and improvements, making this the sturdiest and most stable version of the video editing app yet.
This is a powerful and versatile video editing app, with a well-designed, no-fuss interface that makes editing intuitive without compromising features. Its magnetic timeline makes it easy to insert shots within a sequence without other clips losing relative position, and the assembly process feels slick.
Other impressive features include 360° video, HDR, and advanced color grading tools.
On top of all that, new features add a few welcome cherries on top. These include the ability to fully control footage shot on an iPhone 13 in Cinematic Mode, an incredibly easy to use Motion Tracker, and a nifty AI that allows you to apply an effect onto a specific part of an image.
The app is a great Premiere Pro alternative on Mac, running natively whether your computer is powered by Intel or Apple silicon.
It’s incredibly good value for money, and after a lull in its upgrade cycle, it appears to have picked up the pace recently. Most definitely worth a look if you’re interested in an affordable, sturdy and versatile video editing tool that rivals Adobe’s own.
Compare how the software stacks up against Adobe's video editor in Adobe Premiere Pro vs Apple Final Cut Pro.
Read our full Final Cut Pro review
Pinnacle Studio (opens in new tab) once had a reputation for poor performance and limited functionality. Thankfully, latest updates have significantly improved the video editor.
Think of it as the grown-up version of Corel VideoStudio (it’s from the same developer). Expect a few similarities between the two, as Pinnacle builds on the more simplified Corel alternative.
That said, it’s still less in-depth than the likes of Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. But it is still a versatile editing program. The interface is intuitive, and besides the performance issues being fixed, many useful new features have been added.
These include a title designer with an impressive level of control over animated text, keyframing controls that enable you to adjust clips and effects over time, and face-tracking masks. This lets you adjust the lighting or effects on a face, even when the subject is moving.
You’ll find three versions available for a one-time purchase: Standard, Studio Plus, and Studio Ultimate. It’s worth paying the extra for Ultimate if you’re likely to use the additional features, which include masking and 4K editing.
Read our full Pinnacle Studio review
Lightworks (opens in new tab) is a video editor with a bit of a pedigree. Go to their website, and you’ll see how proud they are of the numerous professional feature films that have been cut with it. But this is with the Pro version.
The Free option offers you the same interface, but has a more limited selection of tools. Still, don’t let that dissuade you: most of the pro features really are destined for professional users, and if you’re an amateur, enthusiast, or just starting out, you’ll have a great time learning the ropes with it. Everything is pretty intuitive, and the new contextual help windows guide you through your first steps effectively.
The only major downside to the free version is an inability to export your finished product beyond 720p. We’d understand if 4K was deemed a pro feature, but 1080p is a baffling decision.
Find out how one of the best free video editing software tools compares to its free rival in Adobe Premiere Pro vs Lightworks.
Read our full Lightworks review
Formerly known as HitFilm Express, HitFilm (opens in new tab) is one of the best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro for beginners and experts alike.
In use, it’s an undemanding video editor app - and it’s packed with tutorials that help newcomers learn the basics of video editing.
The software is a bit of an all-rounder - an all-in-one program that even comes equipped with basic VFX software for adding visual effects to your footage. At the free end, these are unlikely to satisfy pros familiar with premium special effects programs like Adobe After Effects. But their addition is welcome.
However, there are a couple of downsides. For one thing, the impressive feature list isn’t growing as fast as it used to - or rather, more features are being locked behind HitFilm Pro and Creator subscription packages. And the free version isn’t shy about nudging you towards the upgrade option.
On the other hand, by upgrading, professionals and veteran editors will find a video editor that’s even more powerful, and more capable of replicating the results of Adobe Premiere Pro.
You can upgrade via a subscription plan or picking up a perpetual license, which gives you access to 12 months’ worth of updates (the software remains yours thereafter, with renewal discounts available).
Whether you opt for the free version or upgrade, HitFilm offers a powerful, professional, multi-platform experience for beginners and professionals alike. Just make sure your computer can handle this intensive Premiere Pro alternative.
Read our full HitFilm review
Premiere Elements (opens in new tab) is Adobe’s very own Premiere Pro alternative for consumer-level video editors. It's a bit like comparing Apple iMovie to Final Cut Pro in that sense. So, when it comes to the best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro, you can't go far wrong staying in the same stable.
Premiere Elements designed to make building an edit as easy as possible for anyone with little knowledge of this craft, and it does a very good job of easing beginners into the art.
You have multiple different interfaces, depending on your skills, with a good number of step-by-step tutorials aimed at introducing you to new concepts, and more complex techniques.
The new features for 2022 primarily focus on social media, and creating content destined to be shared online, all of which are welcome and useful, and some are even fun to use.
There’s no subscription service for this software: you buy it outright from the get-go, and only pay for upgrades if you feel the new features are useful to you. A definite strong mark in the software’s favor.
The full program costs $100, with upgrades from older versions costing $80. A free 30-day trial is available for you to check all the features out for yourself.
Read our full Adobe Premiere Elements review
Corel VideoStudio (opens in new tab) comes in two versions: VideoStudio Pro is ideal for standard editing while VideoStudio Ultimate packs in more premium effects. With a one-off purchase of $79.99/£69.99 and $99.99/£89.99 respectively, both are significantly more affordable than Adobe's editor. And with no ongoing subscription, it's one of the best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro.
Using the video editing app is much simpler, chiefly because it lacks many of Premiere’s in-depth options for fine-tuning clips and effects - although Ultimate boasts the wider feature-set.
That said, Corel VideoStudio is relatively easy to learn. Once you’ve mastered the basics, it does have useful features, such as 360° and multicam editing. In latest updates, the color tools have been significantly improved, too.
There are a few odd issues with the interface: the layout can feel a little clunky and dated, and the way that layers work is upside-down compared to most other software, which might be confusing to editors used to working with other video editing software.
Read our full Corel VideoStudio review
Filmora (opens in new tab) is a video editing software package aimed at the novice, making it one of the best alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro for quick editing, but with enough power to satisfy others as well.
Not only can you work with your own clips, but you also have access to three royalty-free libraries for stock photos and stock videos straight from the interface.
Editing is a breeze (although it can be hard to differentiate between your clips in the timeline). You’ve got a wealth of additional tools, from simple filters, interesting transitions, and advanced titles.
Speaking of advanced, there are also a bunch of more complex additions, such as color correction, chroma keying, image stabilization, and motion tracking.
You can try most of these features for free, and as of this writing, this package will set you back $50 or $80, depending if you choose to go for the yearly subscription or the perpetual license. Businesses can get different licenses, but only on Windows computers.
With its modest system requirements, Filmora is one of the best alternatives to Premiere Pro for low-end PCs.
Read our full Filmora review
Nero Video (opens in new tab) is a fair alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro. Really, it’s video editing software best for beginners or casual editors and small businesses who need fast editing tools to produce decent-quality content. Its undemanding minimum requirements make it a good substitute for those in need of a video editor for low-end PCs.
In terms of feature-set, tool-kits, and every extra that makes Adobe’s software for editing videos the industry standard, Nero Video can’t quite match it. But what the program excels at is making the video editing process incredibly simple for just about everyone. This is as accessible as editing videos gets - and it's got plenty of essential FX, including chroma-keying, to help bring your movies to life.
During our time with the program, we found Nero Video “the definition of ‘quick and easy’. Drag-drop-cut-done.”
However, we noted that the tool offers little to advanced and professional editors, while newcomers, enthusiasts, and hobbyists are often better served with free editing software like HitFilm Express.
Still, the editing experience is effortless, the value is good - it’s a budget one-time buy/perpetual license deal - and, as you’d expect from Nero, you can still burn your movies to disc.
Read our full Nero Video review
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Choosing which Premiere Pro alternative is best for you begins with identifying what you like (or dislike) about Adobe’s video editor.
Premiere Pro’s interface is simple, intuitive, and easy to use. It houses an extensive toolset. It’s paid for through subscription. This is a good baseline for making your comparison.
Previous experience and intended use counts. DaVinci Resolve is an excellent alternative because, like Premiere Pro, it’s an advanced post-production tool for professional editors. But Corel VideoStudio is the better alternative for beginners, because it unlocks the same core editing functions.
Price in the price when making your decision. Creative Cloud All Apps subscription is good when you use a lot of Adobe apps like Photoshop, Animate, and After Effects, the company's VFX software. Some alternatives to Premiere Pro offer similar easy payment plans or bundling additional compositing, chroma-keying, and other post-production tools and features.
If that doesn’t suit your budget and on-going needs, or if you’d prefer to pay for your software outright (or get it for free), look for perpetual or lifetime licenses, There may be some trade-offs here, particularly in the features department - either they lack Premiere Pro’s depth, like Pinnacle, or they’re more complex, like Resolve.
Like all creative software, it’s important to pick the app that works for you. It’s not about following an arbitrary checklist. It’s about finding the video editor that helps you innovate the art. All the best Premiere Pro alternatives offer free trials. See which one fits your unique creative flow.
When we test the best Premiere Pro alternatives, we’re looking for similarities and differences, where the alternative improves on Adobe’s video editor, and where it underdelivers.
A good user experience is critical. Adobe’s interface is easy to grasp at all skill levels - it’s one of the reasons why it remains a popular tool for creatives in the film and TV industry. The best alternatives, even those with steep learning curves, should be accessible, and make sense in operation.
We also explore integrations and additional tools. Premiere Pro plays brilliantly with creative apps like Adobe After Effects and Audition. We want to see other video editors work well with other VFX software, 3D modeling software, and audio editors.
It's even better when those tools come built into the editor, like Lightworks's admittedly basic visual effects or DaVinci Resolve's Fusion - one of the best After Effects alternatives for professionals.
We review how well these video editors meet the needs of the intended audience. Video editors are not all alike, mirroring Premiere Pro in different areas. Small businesses will delight in crafting professional-looking visual assets with tools like CyberLink PowerDirector and Pinnacle Studio. They may not need Premiere Pro’s in-depth tools. Unlike professional editors, requiring access to the sort of powerful features found in Final Cut Pro and Resolve.
Performance is important, since video editing and rendering is intensive. It can be a strain on computers, even for Premiere Pro alternatives for low-end PCs, which often lack the ‘powerhouse’ stylings of other editing suites. After working the laptop fan for hours, is the footage usable or does it stutter from start to finish? Users want to see that the juice was worth the squeeze.
Hospitals should look to nurse practitioners in 2023 to help fill gaps created by the surging shortage of primary and mental healthcare professionals throughout the U.S., according to a Jan. 18 statement by the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
The increased demand for nurse practitioners will continue in 2023, said AANP President April Kapu, DNP, APRN, as will the number of professionals seeking to become nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioner is one of the fastest-growing professions in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2031, interest in the profession is predicted to grow by 46 percent.
"Nurse practitioners provide exceptional patient care, and our outcomes are reflective of this," Dr. Kapu said in the release. "We are continuously engaged in education and research to stay on the forefront of diagnosis, treatment and care delivery."
The growing profession features prominently in healthcare trends already gaining steam in 2023. Four trends to watch:
Dr. Kapu said nurse practitioners are poised to become the solution, as they are trained to provide complete primary care services.
New York and Kansas, for example, passed laws in 2022 to eliminate restrictions on full access to care provided by nurse practitioners. Now, 26 states, Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories have adopted full practice authority laws to allow nurse practitioners to provide expanded access to primary care.
These laws will provide much-needed relief for healthcare systems — especially in areas where there are major shortages of nurses and other healthcare workers, Dr. Kapu said.
In the past decade, more than 100 nursing schools in the U.S. added new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs. Since 2012, more than 13,000 professionals with an PMHNP degree have entered the workforce, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Enrollment and Graduation Reports 2012-2022.
The number of nurse practitioners caring for Medicare patients with psychiatric and mental health conditions rose 162 percent between 2011 and 2019, according to a 2022 National Institutes of Health study published in 2022. This is compared with a decrease of 6 percent of psychiatrists caring for Medicare patients.
"PMHNPs are a rapidly growing workforce that may be instrumental in improving mental health care access," especially in urban and rural areas, the study added.
With states removing barriers to the type of care nurse practitioners can provide, theses healthcare professionals are poised to make strides in areas of diagnostics and treatment of emerging diseases, Dr. Kapu said in the statement.
The UAB School of Nursing MSN Nurse Practitioner Pathway equips nurses for advanced nursing practice roles in nine different nurse practitioner specialties. Nurse Practitioners are critical providers in the health care system, filling the growing need for providers to address the complexity of care needed by patients, an aging population, and growing disparities in care among populations.
Nurse practitioners care for patients in a variety of settings, including private practices, clinics, hospitals and community agencies. Their work also can go beyond bedside care, helping solve real-world health care issues by working collaboratively with other health care professionals to address changing health care needs across communities. Graduates are prepared to apply to sit for certification in their chosen specialty.
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Identifying perpetrators of domestic and family violence is critical to ending violence against women.
Practitioners across different sectors, including mental health, alcohol and drug services, have a vital opportunity to "screen" clients to identify if they've experienced or perpetrated domestic violence.
However, our new research reveals practitioners across a range of services are missing opportunities to identify people who choose to perpetrate violence.
The research, led by Griffith University's Silke Meyer, reveals there's significant work to be done to embed screening practices across a range of different services.
States and territory governments across Australia have repeatedly committed to increasing perpetrator accountability. This research shows we need to Excellerate the training of practitioners across various sectors to ensure perpetrators are consistently identified at the earliest opportunity.
People who perpetrate domestic violence routinely come into contact with a range of services for other, often co-occurring issues, such as mental health concerns. Each contact with a service presents an opportunity to screen for perpetrators of such violence, and to support the safety of victim-survivors.
Screening for potential perpetrators involves practitioners reviewing available information and asking questions. It can require them to identify warning signs that may signal the perpetration of violence.
Practitioners use risk assessment tools, such as Victoria's Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework, as well as their professional judgment. This is highly skilled and challenging work.
Without effective screening and risk assessment practices, people who perpetrate violence may go undetected, may not be referred to intervention services, and their ongoing risk of violence remains unaddressed.
Our research found missed opportunities are evident in child protection, health settings, mental health settings, drug and alcohol interventions, and in corrections.
Our findings demonstrate that enhancing specialist training increases practitioners' likelihood of screening. Yet practitioners in our study reflected on the often limited training available. One corrections staff member commented:
"People coming into our agency generally don't have a good understanding of domestic and family violence, and it's something that they're learning either on the job or through a DV person […] There's nothing really consistent, as a whole agency."
Practitioners consistently said they want more domestic violence training. This will require substantive investment in specialist workforce training across all relevant service sectors.
In our study, mental health practitioners were least likely to report regular screening of clients for potential domestic violence perpetration. Practitioners described mental health services, in particular emergency settings and crisis responses, as fast-paced and under-resourced.
A mental health practitioner told us:
"Everybody's under the pump, and you just see people […] meeting just the bare minimum to cover your back and meeting the minimum standards."
This environment increases the likelihood that perpetrators will be missed.
Increased resources, specialist training, and improved information sharing across the mental health system as well as other services is needed to ensure perpetrators are more consistently identified, their risks assessed and monitored.
Also, the need for improved practices doesn't stop at the point of identifying risk. Practitioners in our study said there are limited services available for referrals. There's a need for more early intervention referral options for domestic violence perpetrators.
The study also highlights the importance of organizational leadership and the need to prioritize risk assessment of domestic violence as "core business". Practitioners in these service settings are well placed to screen potential perpetrators for use of violence. Embedding this in everyday practice will ensure screening occurs at every opportunity.
This study focused on Queensland and to a lesser extent Victoria. However, the research findings have national importance.
Launched in 2022, Australia's National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032 includes a key principle to hold perpetrators to account. To achieve this goal we must ensure they're identified at every opportunity.
Australian governments are currently preparing the first five-year Action Plan. This strategy will identify the actions needed to progress the National Plan's goal to eliminate gender-based violence in one generation. Our research highlights why consistent and improved screening and risk assessment processes must be included.
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A study conducted by the CNA and Nurses Service Organization found that nurse practitioners are more likely to receive malpractice claims in physician offices as opposed to nurse practitioner owned offices.
The study analyzed 232 CNA professional liability claims between January 2017 and January 2021. It found that 31.5 percent of claims involved physician offices, compared to 13.8 percent involving offices run by nurse practitioners.
Between 2017 and 2022, claims against nurse practitioners increased at all practice locations. For example, claims involving nurse practitioner offices increased by nearly 6 percentage points. However, this increase is mainly due to an increase in nurse practitioner-owned facilities, according to the study.
"This increase in claims may be attributed to the overall increase of NPs in the workforce coupled with the increase of NPs working in underserved specialties, such as aging services facilities, as well as the steady decline of primary care physicians," the study said.
The study also states that 43 percent of licensing board actions involving nurse practitioners result in disciplinary action.