HR trends to watch in 2022

HR trends to watch in 2022

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1. Diversity through blind hiring

Having a perfect resume helps you stand out in the crowd and makes one more likely to be noticed. To combat concerns about a lack of diversity among employees, some HR staff are using hiring tools that help them to eliminate any bias towards race, gender, age, etc. This is also called blind hiring. The whole goal of blind hiring is 

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1. Diversity through blind hiring

to hire candidates based on their qualifications for the position and nothing else. How does a company put blind hiring into practice?  It could start with simple things like having candidates remove their names from their resumes and job applications before they submit them. This way managers are unable to identify their gender or ethnicity and 

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lean towards an unconscious bias. Another method is to have all candidates for an open position work on a test or assessment that scores their competency in one or all areas related to the job. With these results hiring managers can find the best candidate based on performance.

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2. More online learning

Anytime that a business can find new ways to add value by giving their employees new knowledge or skills, they should seize the opportunity. As e-learning platforms and online learning modules have become more advanced, it has become easier to train employees and continue their development within your organization. This also makes 

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2. More online learning

learning more efficient, because modules can be assigned to individuals and assessments can be scored automatically, eliminating the need for lengthy group training sessions that are led by a member of your HR staff.

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3. Streamlining tasks with AI

Every workplace should be searching for ways to become more efficient. The rise of artificial intelligence is bringing with it new opportunities for efficiency by helping employers to streamline repetitive tasks. Your employment policies, hiring, benefits administration, and other important but repetitive tasks could all be handled by an AI system.

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4. People enablement

You might not have heard of people enablement, it's exactly what it sounds like.  In a nutshell, people enablement is the intentional use of human resources to enable a workforce to excel.  This is done by providing them with the tools and resources they need to get the job done in whatever way is best for them.

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4. People enablement

People enablement allows people to take more control over their career and performance instead of telling them exactly where and how they should use their energy.  This kind of freedom is appealing in a competitive job market where people want to make the most of their skills.

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5. A focus on mental health

For far too long there was a stigma attached to mental health that made it very difficult for anyone who was struggling with depression, anxiety, or some other mental health issue.  Fortunately, that is beginning to change, even in the workplace. People who have mental health issues need to be able to talk openly about their struggles 

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and be supported if they ever hope to overcome them. Companies that offer counseling services and have mental health awareness events will benefit from a happier, more motivated workforce.  No one wants to feel like the only reason that they are valued is for their contribution to the bottom line, but with the right 

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steps towards a safe workplace, they don't have to.

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