The worlds of work and business have adapted at a frenetic pace in the last few years. They have been shaped by the need to evolve fast, in part due to the Covid-19 pandemic and also rapid changes in technology as well as flexibility in the workplace.
As we near the end of 2022, the WeDo team took a peek at five of the biggest trends businesses can expect in 2023.
Now leadership is needed from HR to help businesses navigate the complexities of a predicted recession, labour shortage and an agile workforce. That’s no mean feat, and businesses will have to invest in their HR team and resources to get ahead.
Flexibility around working patterns, such as the ability to work remotely, over four days or on a hybrid basis, is also an in-demand requirement.
Businesses can save time in the recruitment process and be more attractive than their competitors if they are able to be open about pay and benefits from the beginning.
But it is also important to review remote working arrangements to ensure they are not damaging to workplace culture and employees’ mental health. Bringing people together for celebratory or communication-focused events is a positive way to encourage interaction across departments and keep in touch.
Companies need to ensure they are communicating digital transformation with their staff as well as retraining them for new roles as necessary.
Leaders should set an example by examining the use of digital tools and whether time restrictions need to be set.
In France for example, any companies which have more than 50 employees are required by law to establish hours when staff should not send or receive emails.
There was an 18 percent rise in the number of new businesses being set up at the beginning of 2022 and that is expected to continue in 2023. More people, especially young people, are recognising the benefits of working for themselves.
And if you are looking to go your own way with a start-up in 2023, then you are in luck.