Human Resources 2023: Discovering the Latest Trends and Insights for Maximum Impact
By Lorena ♦ 5 min read
After the pandemic that hit the world in 2020, Human Resource practices have evolved enormously, marking a before and after in the result of achievements. In 2023, companies set their objectives on a fundamental premise: care. And this care is focused on the comfort of their customers and employees. The assessment focuses on the human factor since its premise is to ensure the equitable triumph of all the people in a project. Thus, it becomes successful in all the areas it covers.
What keys represent this progress and its achievements at an internal business level?
Previously, companies only offered a working model, and employees complied with that model without question. Today, they are the candidates for the positions, the ones who set an objective and the course of the project because otherwise, they decide not to join. Then, the strong tendency towards loyalty emerges, that is, the search to focus on the needs and expectations of the workers to receive that consolidation of teamwork and the direction of that rudder.
Some reflections of this new perspective are reflected in the following advances:
-Work flexibility: This allows employees to work remotely by choosing what times of day they devote to tasks and being able to limit professional and personal responsibilities during their day.
-Hybrid work: employees can alternate between the home office and face-to-face based on their preferences and needs. At this point, the need for a purpose in face-to-face becomes visible. The office becomes a space for exchanging ideas and teamwork, then new ideas arise.
-Diversity and inclusion: Companies have opened up to promoting diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and physical and mental abilities, fostering a workplace where candidate diversity is encouraged. In this way, training programs that raise awareness reach higher levels of innovation and productivity.
-Effective leadership: finding leaders who can motivate and guide the teamwork to meet their goals, inspiring and helping them in that process, and creating a positive work culture where employees feel valued. In this case, the leader delegates the tasks conscientiously, listening to the concerns and needs of his project partners.
-Work by objectives: Companies focus on goals rather than working hours. It goes hand in hand with labor flexibility since employees in this way can work at their own pace as long as they meet the established objectives. The present and permanent supervision is no longer necessary. Employees obtain greater autonomy by making decisions and setting strategies to achieve results.
-Values and purpose: employees no longer seek only to work for a salary but like to work in companies that share their same values and that seek far more than monetary gain instead. That is why many companies seek to create business cultures that focus on positive values such as ethics and transparency. In this way, such a value becomes a guide for them and their workers. And these merge with the project that identifies them, achieving a sense of belonging. In this way, companies also gain from the permanence of their workers who choose them to achieve their objectives.
-Labor atmosphere: Last but not least, promoting a healthy and positive work environment leads to the discovery of new talents and the productivity of employees. Their emotional and mental health becomes essential to achieving long-term success. For this reason, they invest in the creation of relaxation environments, as well as gyms and playrooms where the worker can, on the one hand, disconnect from any stress, pressure, or anxiety and at the same time empathize and connect with their colleagues and leaders from a more human and positive perspective. Thus, open communication, collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect are encouraged.