Feb 7, 2023 2:18:00 PM

2023 HR Management Ins and Outs

Any forward-thinking organization knows that investing in people is one of the best ways to grow a business.

This is why HR Management is a fast-evolving space and the demands for HR professionals constantly change.

In fact, there are always new changes, trends and ideas to look out for every year.

This 2023, businesses are looking for ways to improve their HR management capabilities and ensure that their HR practices are on-par with industry standards.

As business managers and HR professionals, your main responsibility involves ensuring that all of your staff are looked after so they can look after the business. This means that the cycle of helping your organization thrive and grow starts with you.

So, to help you keep up with the demands of the industry and the changing needs of your organization, we’ve prepared a list of this year’s trends in HR Management and shared what you need to know in 2023.

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Keeping up with the evolving HR Management Landscape: 10 trends to look out for this 2023

  1. Huge focus on employees’ mental health and wellbeing

    Over the years, burnout and workplace stress have been among the top concerns for all HR managers. Around 83% of workers suffer from work-related stress, which leads to absenteeism that costs US businesses over $51 billion annually.

    Workplace stress also affects the following:

    • staff productivity
    • retention rates
    • company culture and more

    This is why mental health and well-being are among the top priorities for HR managers this year. Checking in with employees and making sure they feel valued and supported in the workplace is essential.

    To keep your team from experiencing workplace stress and burnout, you can try the following strategies:

    • regular talks 
    • mental health breaks
    • team building activities
    • proactive listening
    • conducting anonymous team polls

  2. Remote work options and schedule flexibility

    Over the past couple of years, flexibility has been among the top priorities for employees. As 40% of workers claim to be more productive when working remotely, it’s only smart for both employees and HR managers to prfioritize flexible work options this year.

    This is also a way to show that your workplace is a progressive one, with consideration to the changing demands of today’s employees. Of course, it’s important to make sure that your employees are satisfied with their work setup (whether that’s at home, in the office or a hybrid of both), as this will help encourage greater productivity.

  3. Skills-based employment as the new norm

    When looking for employees, organizations are now looking more for practical skills instead of academic qualifications. After all, it’s applicable skills and results that matter the most in the end. By hiring skilled employees, hiring managers can ensure that the team has the right people.

    This, then, will help HR managers make sure that the team is there for all the right reasons, and this will be beneficial for the business.

  4. Upskilling and reskilling for existing staff

    While we’re on the subject of skills, upskilling and reskilling are also now among the top priorities for today’s employees to help them thrive and excel in their roles. A report by Citrix notes that 67% of HR managers believe that workers need to upskill or reskill at least once a year to keep up with the global job market.

    Given the constantly evolving market, equipping your staff with the skills to adapt will help make sure that you can retain your employees and support them in terms of career growth and progression.

  5. Internal opportunities and career progression

    Since high retention rates benefit a business in terms of saving resources and preserving the culture, offering exciting internal opportunities within the team is also one of the things that HR managers can do to keep team members feeling fulfilled and protect the organization from losing valuable employees.

    By promoting existing staff and giving them more responsibilities and higher roles, you are giving them a sense of growth and progression – all while remaining in a business that they already feel comfortable with.

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  6. Prioritizing soft skills among employees

    Investing in soft skills is also among the top priorities for HR managers this year.

    These include:

    • communication
    • leadership
    • collaboration

    These three are some of the top skills that HR managers are looking to nurture in both new hires and current employees. With these skills comes a more productive workplace that can meet the changing demands of today’s workforce.

  7. Technology integration in HR management

    Technology is also big in HR management this year. With several available tools in the market, employees will be expecting more innovative technology that the HR team can use to communicate and connect with the entire organization.

  8. Diversity and inclusion programs across the organization

    As we transition to a more progressive society, employees will also be looking for more diverse and inclusive workplaces where everyone feels truly welcome. This means creating a positive work environment for all your employees, regardless of their backgrounds, culture, beliefs and so on.

  9. More employee engagement activities

    Given that there are remote work and flexible schedule options today, it’s necessary to boost morale and build team spirit through employee engagement activities that will allow team members to connect with each other.

  10. Finally, a constant: communication is still key

    Trends come and go but if there are people who know exactly what they are looking for when it comes to HR management, it’s your team members themselves. Communicating with them gets you one step further to implementing the right initiatives.

    There are several ways to communicate with employees and ensure that their input is fully considered.

The best way to look after your team is still to get feedback and make them feel heard and involved.

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VibeCatch can support you in making 2023 a successful year for your team

In the digital age, data is king, and regularly measuring your employee engagement and well-being levels equips you with valuable insights that can enhance your work environment for everyone. 

At VibeCatch, we offer the ideal way to proactively listen and communicate with your team so you can foster healthy relationships and reduce the turnover of your best employees.

Our platform collects frequent and anonymous feedback from employees and delivers an automatic and clear breakdown of the results to help you make smarter decisions for your people. 

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What is VibeCatch?         

VibeCatch is an HR platform based on 15 years of proven research, offering you the opportunity to make a genuine difference and understand the impact that your working environment has on your staff.

Through VibeCatch’s QWL Polls, Pulse Polls and 360 Feedback Polls, you can uncover hidden staffing opportunities, correct issues and address areas of improvement for both employees and management within your organization.

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Posted by Juha Huttunen

Juha Huttunen
Juha is a Co-founder and the CEO of VibeCatch. A serial entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and geek with 15+ years of experience in startups, sales, leadership and growing business. To Juha, measuring improvements in performance and putting them in quantifiable and monetary terms is VibeCatch’s greatest strength.

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