The workplace culture has seen a seismic shift since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Two years after the world adapted to developing, ever-changing ‘new normal’ environments, workplaces are trying to make this adjustment and transition smoother. And when things change this radically, HR professionals are the ones who carve out trends from these changing times to make strategic talent management decisions that benefit recruitment, engagement, and retention. The pandemic forced HRM in organizations to quickly manage a remote workforce. This gave rise to new ideas that have manifested into workplace trends for 2022.
HR trends for 2022 during pandemic
Recruitment is a case in point. It has evolved to adjust to the new normal with virtual recruitment processes becoming the common way to bring talent on board. Also, virtual job fairs, platforms such as Indeed and LinkedIn saw companies creating innovative ways to hire talent, which was both cost and time-effective. And this, in turn, led to a rise in integrating artificial intelligence and disruptive HR technology which had been in the coming before the pandemic but became indispensable thereafter. What are the latest HR trends and practices? Almost every company has embraced artificial intelligence in HRM, using remote software tools for recruiting, onboarding, or conducting performance evaluations. This considerably bridged the gap in long-term hybrid workplaces, where digital environments are fostered across multiple online platforms to connect employees, so they work together from anywhere. Newer issues like cybersecurity and tax laws (with respect to remote working) are cropping up, however, state legislatures are in place to protect both employers and employees.