The State of the Deskless Workforce 2022: Nordic results

2.7 billion workers worldwide are deskless. That's equal to 80% of the global workforce. For this report we polled 2,800 deskless workers in the Nordics* to discover their needs and wants, as well as their everyday challenges. With 90% of organizations relying on the deskless workforce, there has clearly been a big shift. Employers now need frontline workers far more than their workers need them.

This is what we found out in the Nordics:

  • 52% have considered quitting their jobs in the past year

  • 72% are confident of finding another job quickly based on their skills

  • 58% have experienced increased stress at their workplace

  • 45% reported having experienced understaffing

  • 47% have not received a salary increase in the past year

*The deskless workforce are often categorised as hourly or shift employees in industries such as retail, hospitality, healthcare and logistics. They are the lifeblood of our economy and often front line workers.

The following breakdown showcases the number of respondents polled from each market: Sweden (1000), Finland (600), Norway (600) & Denmark (600).