The last two years have been immensely challenging for Human Resources, and now, as 2022 unfolds, new trends and needs begin to emerge. Despite the stress and hardships faced during the pandemic, the economy is now growing, and the job market is hot. HR teams are adapting, evolving, and adding new critical roles while also paying attention to the trends shaping the sector.
We’ve outlined seven topics that HR professionals should pay attention to during this year - and most likely during the near future.
Remote and hybrid work is becoming a well-accepted business practice. All around the globe, companies are reinventing “where to work” and “how” by prioritizing a healthy work-life balance and offering flexible working arrangements. These new models represent many challenges for HR professionals, who must develop remote work policies and preserve the company culture.
Flexible working arrangements represent an unmissable opportunity to attract new talent, even abroad. As more and more companies source talent globally, HR teams need to get familiar with the administrative side of international hiring.
Speaking about mental health in the workplace has evolved following the pandemic. Moreover, statistics prove that more and more employees are leaving their jobs for mental health reasons, which is converting this topic into a priority for all organizations. In such a scenario, HR professionals must foster a culture where it’s safe to talk about mental health, give employees mental health leave days, and provide helpful resources.
Developing an attractive work culture is now more critical than ever. To succeed in today's competitive world, organizations need to rethink employee engagement and develop an employee-centric work environment. Nowadays, having opportunities to grow and having well-established values and goals is highly valued. HR teams will need to double down on opportunities to strengthen and improve the overall employee experience.
According to recent studies, equitable and fair pay are among the greatest drivers of employee satisfaction, along with transparency. And this means that, although reward and recognition will always be decisive factors, they need to get a serious “refresh.” Making pay and recognition fair and equitable needs to be a priority for every company, and this is something in which HR teams can play a huge role.
Technology plays a pivotal role in workplace culture. It brings employees and departments closer together and simplifies all sorts of tasks. For HR professionals, having the right HR software and tools can transform a company’s ability to provide an enjoyable employee experience and retain talent. Moreover, these solutions can handle repetitive tasks, freeing up time for HR professionals to focus on higher-value tasks.
Today’s workforce is highly diverse - but are organizations truly focused on it as a key principle of workplace culture and as a strategic business advantage? Investing in diversity, equality and inclusion is essential to generate better work environments, innovative ideas and grow the overall business performance. As such, it should become top priority for recruitment and other HR departments.
To succeed, HR teams must stay up to date with the latest trends, and this is something Talcura can help with. We have the most comprehensive services and software for HR professionals, designed to help attract, hire and onboard top talent. Schedule a free demo and learn more about our customizable solutions!