Our workplaces have seen several changes in the last two years because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As an HR professional, following these updates regularly is incredibly important for adapting your HR strategies and helping employees work in a way that is desirable to them.
Here is a list of five crucial HR trends that are expected to dominate the world of work in 2022:
The Great Resignation of 2021: Employees are quitting their jobs at record rates, especially from employers that make them work at the cost of their mental health and peace of mind. In order to come out of this revolution strong, we’ll see organizations prioritizing the interests of their employees and introducing people-centric policies that help employees get ahead in their careers in a healthy way.
HR Automation: With hybrid and remote work models becoming increasingly prominent, automating HR operations will truly become the need of the hour. The use of HR tech tools will increase in order to automate routine HR operations from onboarding all the way to offboarding.
People Analytics: As employees are increasingly scattered in different locations, organizations will find it super difficult to understand how employees perceive their organization, management, and responsibilities. A tool like People Analytics can help organizations understand why employees behave the way they do by analyzing their performance and satisfaction data.
Upskilling employees: Equipping employees with the right skills is crucial to helping your employees and your organization face the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. This training will also help your teams seize opportunities that are arising as certain economies begin to rebuild. Organizations should make it a point to conduct skill gap analyses regularly to organize meaningful training programs.
Employee well-being: While employees are struggling to balance their professional and personal responsibilities amidst the pandemic, it’s crucial for organizations to prioritize and strengthen their workforce’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Compassionate leadership needs to extend all the way to the top of organizational hierarchies, and support initiatives to aid employees during times of stress will be highly valued.
These trends reiterate the importance of adopting a people-centric culture in improving employee efficiency and scaling up your organizational success. It’s essential to integrate these trends into your HR strategies to balance employee productivity and happiness. Learn more detailed information about these HR trends in our HR Knowledge Hive.