We previously highlighted the new recruitments trends expected to take off in 2023. But what about the workplace? Work environments and challenges change year to year and 2023 will be no different. It’s not only important to be aware of these corporate trends, but to determine how, as an employer or manager, you might respond to them.
Millennials and Gen Z
As the younger generations enter and fill the workforce, we are likely to see new and refreshing talent in corporations, as well as policy changes as the years go on. Generation Z, specifically, has a very unique outlook on their careers and workforce. They value diversity and the importance of representation in branding. For employers, this might mean partnering with universities to adopt female and minority candidates, considering their generation’s tech skills for specific projects, and creating mentorship programs with older generations in order to blend talent together.
Remote & hybrid flexibility for frontline workers
It’s no secret that more and more companies are trusting their employees to work from home. The pandemic forced many organizations to realize the benefits of remote work, both financially and mentally. However, in 2023, more frontlines workers, such as those in healthcare or labor, are looking for these opportunities as well. The Harvard Business Review mentions that Our research has found that frontline workers are looking for flexibility when it comes to what they work on, who they work with, and the amount they work — in particular, control over and stability in their work schedule, as well as paid leave.”
Internal and “quiet hiring”
Many companies are beginning to hire and promote from within. The idea of “quiet hiring,” for example, is the practice of moving employees to different areas of the organization, depending on demand for resources or skills. For employers to compensate for this strategy, they will likely have to offer raises, promotions, or additional PTO. The younger generations are more likely to leave a company due to lack of opportunity, which means employers are responding by hiring and promoting from within.
Employee support & advocacy
DEI initiatives, employee support, and strong benefits are more important now than ever. In 2023, this means using technology and automation to collect private information and opinions from employees. Being able to use this technology, while also maintaining privacy and storing data appropriately, is a huge HR responsibility coming into the new year and beyond.