November 22, 2021 by Andrea Rajic
While all employees and companies have had some adjusting to do during the past two years, HR, Workplace, and People Operations teams have been facing unique challenges that will extend well into 2022.
From tackling the Great Resignation to figuring out the hybrid workplace, the spotlight is now on People teams, whose role is more critical than ever in making sure a global, distributed workplace runs smoothly and efficiently.
Here are some high-level insights into our report, which you can download in full below:
The Great Resignation has been dubbed one of the most significant issues to tackle in 2022, not just for HR and People teams. Companies everywhere are scrambling to prevent employees from leaving while simultaneously attracting the best talent.
For the HR teams, this is the #1 task to deal with in 2022, as it impacts employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall business performance.
For hybrid and remote companies, onboarding their employees the right way goes to ensure a sense of belonging, better retention rates, and increased transparency and integration of new hires.
Whether or not your company has a defined set of values and company culture, now is the time to evaluate those values, as your culture impacts important metrics like employee engagement.
Diversity and inclusion are no longer a nice-to-have but a business imperative. Studies show that more diverse companies have better business results: 25% better when we look at gender equality and 36% better when it comes to ethnic diversity.
With the rise of remote and distributed work, many companies have turned to location-agnostic hiring. While this is a great way to get the best talent anywhere and everywhere, it is also a strategy that has HR teams thinking about providing workspaces in multiple locations.
Speaking with HR and People Operations experts, we found that providing employees with different workspace configurations, various levels of privileges and scenarios, and keeping the experience consistent across locations is the most complex challenge when managing a hybrid workplace.
In a remote-first company, not all employees have the same workspace needs. When talking about hybrid workplace management, HR experts emphasize the need to provide different workspace options, configurations, and usage scenarios for different roles and departments.
One of the most pressing issues of People Operations professionals is ensuring workplace management is automated, streamlined, and doesn’t burden their workflow.
HR professionals tell us that measuring and analyzing the hybrid workplace is on the top of their priorities list. Getting insights into key workplace metrics and making informed decisions is critical for HR operations.
The overarching goal of every HR department is to provide a world-class employee experience across all levels of the organization. In a hybrid world, top-notch experience for employees covers all touchpoints from the home office to a company workspace, from communication to socialization.