The relationship between the workplace, employees and leaders have completely evolved in the past year, and that means that the role of HR has been revamped.
More specifically, there are three trends HR leaders should focus on when it comes to addressing the needs of the modern workforce: wellness, social issues and employee buy-in.
The past year had a society-altering impact on how we view both physical and mental health. While the basic definition of wellness in HR tech terms revolves around physical health, it needs to adapt to mental health issues as well.
For instance, adopting tools that can identify burnout, PTSD and other forms of mental health-related ailments can allow businesses to better support their employees and cater to their needs.
Additionally, the focus on various social issues has led 70% of employees wanting companies to take more social responsibility. Not only that, but consumers are more inclined to support companies who are making an effort to push progressive changes, whether that be environmentally-conscious decisions or taking stances on political issues.
HR tech can help with this by using employee sentiment surveys to better understand which issues are most important to workers, and then learn how to integrate charitable donations into their internal systems.
No matter which changes are on the horizon for a company, one of the most important steps to take is allowing employees to have direct involvement in any changes. Using HR tech, leaders can receive impactful feedback from their employees, get authentic buy-in from employees and make alterations that will advance how the workplace operates.