8 Key HR Trends for Building a Sustainable Workforce – SAP News Center


Why human experience in the workplace is now more critical than ever

Taguig City, Philippines – October 10, 2022 – For the past two years, our working environment has become borderless. Businesses had transitioned from working on-site to working anywhere, which is also known as the hybrid setup.

While many of these changes aim in order to ensure business continuity and improve the employees’ work-life balance, challenges arise for the human resources department to keep up with the game of a sustainable workforce.

Currently, HUMAN RESOURCES leaders are facing issues on employee burnout, an increase in turnovers, rising demand for work setup, and other growing challenges of retaining people. Ellen Fullido, President of the particular People Management Association associated with the Philippines (PMAP), noted that this phenomenon could be described as the “great reawakening of employees” in which employees realize their need for a kind of work where they will excel, discover self-actualization, plus at the same time, take care of their family and dependents.

“Even though restrictions from COVID-19 are usually now lifted, a lot more people would still like to work on the hybrid mode. This mindset has something to do with serving your organization, performing the particular job, and at the same time finding a work-life stability because you still are still able to take treatment of your family. Pre-pandemic, people have been clamoring for that already, ” Fullido said.

Here comes one of the biggest difficulties the human resources department is currently facing now. “We are losing talent, especially in digital technology. Because of this hybrid setup, companies abroad can hire our own IT talents. Since they are allowed to work at home, they can be offered salaries twice or thrice than what they currently receive. That’s one of the biggest problems we are usually facing right now, ” she added.

That is why human encounter at work is today more crucial than ever before with regard to employers that will want to create a sustainable labor force and profitable business.

At a recent Connect CHRO Roundtable: Change Work for Good event held in August 2022, Rudy Abrahams, SAP Philippines Managing Director, shared eight trends that HR practitioners must prioritize to keep their companies ahead of the game for building a sustainable workforce:

  1. Hybrid function

Employers and HR practitioners should accept that the hybrid workplace is here to stay. While the cross setup was established in 2021 as a contingency plan to ensure people’s health plus safety, 2022 is becoming a year associated with seeing this particular setup as a cultural norm.

Abrahams further suggested balancing standardization of crossbreed work arrangements, offering deskless workers flexibility, and redesigning performance reviews to mitigate proximity bias.

  1. Learning and mobility

Continuous growth and learning are necessary for the particular workplace. Whilst many organizations encourage employees to own their development, Abrahams reiterated to advancement managers in order to become learning culture advocates. At the same time, employers may enhance the studying and growth opportunities regarding deskless workers and provide equal access to understanding through a talent marketplace.

  1. Intelligent technologies

While technology has been immensely beneficial inside supporting plus managing the particular employees’ productivity and well-being, the latest technologies, such as monitoring tools, brought ethical concerns.

Thus, Abrahams advised developing stringent data privacy and employee monitoring guidelines. Most importantly, communicate these intelligent technologies’ purpose, value, and security.

  1. Diversity, equity, plus inclusion (DEI)

Every organization needs to let its people feel they belong and are valued. From being purpose-driven, companies must shift to being accountability-minded. This can be achieved by reflecting the organization’s DEI reality in candidate recruitment strategies, reporting DEI and sustainability goals and associate progress publicly, plus including the frontline managers when changing the culture to improve belonging.

  1. Employee experience

Since employees are now more motivated in order to have greater control over their careers, lives, and well-being, businesses must first create long-term plans with employees. HUMAN RESOURCES leaders must also gather employee feedback more often and foster informal plus personalized interactions.

  1. Leadership

The evolving role of leaders also emerged as a priority in 2022. Management competencies are altering to meet the particular demands of new work models and shifting worker expectations.

Abrahams recommended identifying new required competencies plus reflecting them in performance management and selection procedures. Another will be automating repeatable tasks, so managers have more time to focus on employee development plus team interaction.

  1. Well-being

Each single worker in the organization lives in unique circumstances. One of the concerns associated with remote function models is the blurred boundaries between work and personal lives and feelings of isolation.

What HR frontrunners can do is first assess the benefits and initiatives supporting the particular employees’ entire well-being. Next is redecorating work in order to put employee well-being plus autonomy at the center.

  1. Race intended for talent

As workers enter their own career “reawakening, ” mass resignations are usually unfortunately becoming a trend in the workplace. Employees are now expressing their particular demands and willingness to find them in other organizations when unmet. So , Abrahams urged every business to use workforce analytics and exit interview information to develop techniques for mitigating mass resignations and provide more significant support to people supervisors to avoid burnout and turnover.

SAP believes that technologies can help businesses to be a lot more agile plus sustainable amidst the growing challenge associated with retaining individuals by simplifying engagement and providing a guided journey. RISE with SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS for Human Experience Administration (HXM) , for instance, aims to help companies drive the changes needed for ongoing digital transformation. It combines RISE along with SAP plus HXM solutions to provide the particular choice and flexibility agencies need to move their HR operations to the cloud.

Rudy Abrahams, managing director for SAP Philippines

“In the true calling to be a lasting, intelligent enterprise, you should put people in the center of company. We believe that connecting data, technology, and business strategy enables every corporation to create an environmentally friendly workforce exactly where employees have the agency in order to shape their careers plus feel valued for their own contributions are paramount to meeting your desired company goals, ” Abrahams stated.

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