a16z Podcast

Inside the 2023 Talent Tsunami: Layoffs, Remote Work & More

Rob Frohwein, AJ Thomas, and Hung Lee

Posted July 6, 2023

Remote work is a big, divisive topic right now. Some think it’s the future, while others think it was an experiment gone wrong.

But it’s also not the only way to attract top talent. And the equation for doing so has only gotten more confusion as a myriad of trends intersect, from layoffs to emerging technologies like AI.

So how can companies navigate this storm and truly attract the talent that matters? Listen in to find out.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction

03:26 – What it takes to attract top talent in 2023

06:36 – What employees really care about

14:13 – Positives and negatives of benefits

17:32 – Generational differences

27:44 – Will the return to office work?

34:35 – Differentiating through benefits

38:35 – Advice to attract top talent

44:16 – Closing thoughts