Would you like to know what the future holds for HR divisions worldwide in the following year? Today we have collected the most important HR trends in 2022. Read the article and learn what opportunities and challenges await recruiters.

HR trends in 2022 – table of contents:

  1. Remote working
  2. Sourcing talent from around the world
  3. Challenges facing HR
  4. Fruit thursdays or psychological support?
  5. HR trends in 2022 – Summary

Remote working

Pandemic has initiated turnabouts in the working modes for most businesses. The obligation to work remotely has forced companies to act and adapt. The first reactions in many companies were chaotic, ill-conceived and bothersome. Their repercussions impacted employees and employers, not sparing the HR departments. Taking permanent home office was by far the major shift to deal with in 2020.

After the initial shock, many businesses took radical or innovative measures. They introduced rapid reorganization of equipment, new legal regulations, cutting-edge advancements in communication, new ways to motivate workers, and spectacular tools, especially in the domain of software automation systems. All to adapt to the market to survive and get a competitive edge over one another.

Sourcing talent from around the world

It’s likely that even after yet another SARS-COV 2 outbreak cools off for restrictions to be lifted, many employees will never return to “good old” stationary desk-based mode again. The benefit of this situation for the recruiter – and the organization as a whole – is the opportunity to attract new talent from across the country and around the world. Remote recruiting is a process here to stay, develop and improve. Since the recruitment process isn’t scaled down by location, you can reach out for professionals and valuable talents virtually everywhere.

Challenges facing HR

The challenges associated with a remote or hybrid work model concern primarily shifting roles within the office – from a place to work to a place to meet. When employees who work in hybrid mode show up at the office, they are often more focused on improving relationships, building connections, chatting with co-workers, and sharing coffee than on working. The trend of the office as a meeting place is sure to grow in the coming year 2022.

The second issue concerns team management and remote communication. With the help of constantly developing tools and emerging applications, communicating adapts to the needs of the organization. These tools can also come in handy when seeking fresh incentives for motivating and measuring the effects of work.

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Fruit thursdays or psychological support?

Along with the change in the mode of work, amenities and benefits offered by the employer should also follow. Previously popular fruit Thursdays, snacks, and a relaxation zone in the office, as well as benefits related to transport – subsidized transport to the office or free parking – are becoming irrelevant. A lot of interest among employees are also benefits associated with remote work: flexible working hours, subsidies for adapting the workspace at home, and the ability to use company equipment for private purposes.

Also, all benefits related to work comfort and safety of the employee and his family have gained popularity. Additional insurance, medical package, psychological support, educating employees on digital well-being, and hygiene at work (separation of work and private time). The multisport card, on the other hand, has been supplanted by remote activities such as yoga or online sports classes.

HR trends in 2022 – Summary

Entrepreneurs, with the help of HR teams, should plan the next year in terms of the issues discussed above. The pandemic has probably modified the work system forever and to remain attractive on the labor market, one should not only adapt to the situation but also meet the expectations.

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Author: Nicole Mankin

HR manager with an excellent ability to build a positive atmosphere and create a valuable environment for employees. She loves to see the potential of talented people and mobilize them to develop.

The most important questions

  1. What are the advantages of recruiting and remote working from a recruiter's point of view?

    Recruiters aren’t bound to location, they can attract talented specialists from all over the world gaining a competitive edge.

  2. What benefits are most popular during a pandemic?

    Remote work, flexible working hours, subsidized home workplace adjustments, additional insurance, medical packages and psychologist support.