Updated: Feb 7, 2022
The future of work: In 2022, it's not a question about how you will do your job; instead, the critical question is what kind of person should we hire for this new era?
In 1991 there was only one way that an organization could source talent – by looking at their qualifications and experience. But things have changed drastically over time as technology advances faster than ever before-purposefully creating obstacles to outmoded practices like paper-based resumes or cover letters which were once considered necessary evils within human resources management departments across companies worldwide. It's now crucial to focus on the following five areas:
Improving Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (DEI)
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have become a top HR concern in recent years as companies across virtually every industry strive to create more inclusive working spaces. In 2022 we will see this trend continue with organizations prioritizing DEI issues like never before!
The need for diversity within our workforce has grown immensely over the past decade or so—and it's not just millennials who are driving change: according to Gartner Inc., 35% of surveyed human resources leaders put "diversity" at their priority next year; 54 percent identified themselves (or others) as belonging somewhere underrepresented by race/gender while 29%, did note if they didn't think there employer cared about this, then they would seek employment elsewhere.
Identifying Key Skills In Employees, Will Be The Credentials Of The Future
HR teams need to keep up with the ever-changing needs of business if they want their staff prepared for anything. Unfortunately, it's impossible to predict what skills will be needed soon enough so that employees can prepare themselves accordingly - this is why many companies turn towards training programs as a way around having too much new knowledge within company walls waiting around doing nothing!
The Need For Great Employee Experiences Is Not Going Away
Today's employee is looking for more than just a good salary. They want an environment that will make them feel healthy, energized, and productive at work every day of their lives! Leaders must find different to increase workforce health so employees can handle any disruption without becoming phased or stressed out--and be ready when opportunities arise because this generation demands accountability from its peers through social media channels like Facebook and other platforms.
Remote Work Is Continuing to Evolve
It's no wonder that companies are considering a return to the office, with remote work now accounting for 92% of organizations' employees. The Gartner survey found this trend will likely continue into 2022 and beyond - though some may not be so quick about making those changes!
HR leaders must prepare for a future where employees are working remotely. The trend towards mobile workforces them to change how they manage human capital to maintain productivity and optimal levels of interpersonal communication between co-workers or else face folded lines that might cause job loss due to lack of popularity among workers who prefer this type of employment format over desk jobs with no opportunity for growth.
Proactive Work/Life Balance Should Be A Priority
To foster a healthy working environment, organizations need to ensure their employees have the right tools for success. This includes providing competitive salaries and positive experiences as well sustainable average stress levels that don't skyrocket or crash due to an employee's emotions at any given time in the office -- all while ensuring workplace safety by implementing sound policies with quick responses when something does go wrong, so no one gets hurt!
Additionally, it's essential to create a healthy work environment for employees who are not in the same room. That can be accomplished by following trusted protocols and standards against Covid-19 or even OSHA's ETS (although there is currently no enforcement). For productivity, it helps if HR leaders address individual concerns on stress levels of their remote team members as well as burnout rates; this will help them remain emotionally sane while collaborating effectively over email/video chat, etc.,
HR leaders who prepare their organizations for the challenges of a diverse workforce will help create a productive, innovative company culture. From line-level employees to C suite executives, many benefits come with this environment.
A well-thought-out plan can make or break your chances of success in today's competitive marketplace where every employee counts!
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