5 HR trends to watch in 2022

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1. New ways of talent acquisition

In 2022, working from home has become a commodity rather than a luxury.  More and more high-skilled employees are demanding flexibility in their work life, and won’t consider working for a company that doesn’t offer at least a hybrid model. On top of that, there is an ever-growing demand for remote 

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2. The right remote work policy

Remote work comes with its own challenges, one of which is establishing a welcoming remote work culture.  While this is not something that can be done overnight, it does help to have the right remote work policy in place – especially when working with mixed teams of remote workers and on-site employees.

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2. The right remote work policy

A remote work policy should also be used to set clear expectations around response times and workloads to minimise potential uncertainty and unrest amongst team members.

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3. Focus on mental and physical health

The World Health Organisation estimates that some 20% of the adult work force is dealing with mental health problems.  That’s why offering mental health support to both in-office as well as remote employees will be a huge focus point for HR departments in 2022. In addition to mental health, there is also a bigger focus on 

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4. Payroll automation

With the move to remote and hybrid work, even seemingly simple tasks such as payroll processes will become increasingly challenging, but HR departments are still wasting a lot of time and effort on tasks that could easily be automated. Automated payroll software is therefore one of the major trends in 2022. Companies will turn to automated features to 

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4. Payroll automation

free up their HR personnel to focus on more pressing tasks such as employee satisfaction and workplace experience.

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5. Continously improve your onboarding process

Many companies were forced for the first time in 2020 to hire people without ever meeting them in person, and while we are all a lot more confident and familiar with online meetings and video calls now, creating a positive team spirit is still a challenge when limited to virtual spaces. That is why HR departments all around the world will make 

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5. Continously improve your onboarding process

creating a positive onboarding experience one of their highest priorities this year.  This includes launching buddy or mentor programs, holding more virtual socialising events, and identifying efficient feedback models.

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