In the past 15 months, life has changed at an alarming rate. Every aspect of our lives has been turned upside down, from our social lives to our jobs. Employment trends are constantly changing, and this year, the pandemic has significantly influenced the way we operate within our fields. Employers have noticed the benefits of remote working, plus the impact that societal changes have upon people’s mental health. As we journey through the year, it’s important to consider what we’ve learnt, and what we’ll be taking forwards.
Here at Payroll Worldwide, we’ve also paid attention to the changing attitudes and trends within employment. From recruitment solutions to payroll processes, we can help your business with a range of human resources (HR) tasks, providing a fully comprehensive employer of record (EOR) service. HR trends change just as much as employment trends do, but what key points can we take away from this year?
Businesses Will Adopt Stances on Political and Societal Issues
As society becomes more progressive and politically aware, this not only feeds into an individual’s personal life, but their work life too. Employees are becoming more likely to work for a company that shares their view, as they believe they will enjoy the work they produce. A study by Gartner found that 74% of employees wanted the companies they work with to become more engaged with societal affairs; this could be key in attracting employees in an evolving labour market.
Small business owners may not have to worry too much; just running payroll, taxes and monitoring the hours worked by employees may take up most of their time. Luckily, our HR and recruitment solutions here at Payroll Worldwide can help businesses in Latin America manage the day to day running of their business professionally and effectively.
Regulations Will Limit Employee Monitoring
As most employees turned to remote working during the pandemic, some companies decided upon excess monitoring, or ‘micro-management’ techniques. Harvard Business Review predicted that, in the near future, regulations will be put into place to control what employers can track when it comes to their staff. This is to ensure staff have sufficient privacy, and that their data is stored securely.
Our HR and payroll services here at Payroll Worldwide are designed to help your business become more functional, using the highest standard of technology to ensure your employee’s data is safe and secure.
More Remote Work Will Be Offered
As previously mentioned, as the pandemic took a hold of the entire world, a huge number of employees began working from home. Although this wasn’t ideal for some businesses, it proved to be a hit with employees; they had more time at home, which benefitted their mental health and their at-home relationships. Now, some companies have realised the benefits that remote working has on their staff, leading to a better quality of work.
Some businesses have given their employees the choice of returning to the office or continuing to work from home. Others have introduced ‘work from home days,’ where employees may get one or two days a week for flexible working. Every business differs, but working from home should be considered if it’s practical and will work out best for your employees.
Increased Mental Health Support
As the years go by, our attitudes to topics that were once taboo are becoming more accepting and tolerant. The stigma surrounding mental health issues has decreased significantly; employers are allowing anyone struggling to take things step by step, putting in place development plans and frequently checking in. The pandemic has made more people wary about returning to the office; therefore, by assigning designated mental health support, you can ensure your staff are well looked after.
Here at Payroll Worldwide, we can manage your payroll, recruitment onboarding and other HR tasks to give you more time to give your employees exactly what they need. Running a business can be hard, and we aim to ease any unnecessary stress that HR tasks can bring. If you would like to outsource your payroll and adopt better recruitment solutions, please give us a call on 07469 892524, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online form.