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The 12 Biggest HR Trends in 2022

What is the biggest trend HR is facing and will face in the future?

To help you recognize the biggest trends facing HR, we asked small business owners and HR leaders this question for their best insights. From adopting remote work policies to transitioning into a culture of trust, there are several HR trends to be aware of for 2022 and beyond. 

Here are...

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Sparrow: Managing Every Aspect of Employee Leave

Sparrow is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words.  

Sparrow is the first high-tech, high touch leave management solution to help...

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#SHRM22 Asked HR to #CauseTheEffect – Let’s Celebrate it!

Last week, over 18,000 HR professionals came together both in New Orleans and virtually during four incredible days at the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo.  From sessions to connections, #SHRM22 had something to offer an HR profession regardless of your level, industry, employer size or location.

With any conference or trip requiring travel, one should always expect there to be a “little rough air”, but those bumps bring the greatest opportunities to connect with someone you may have missed in the crowd.  Some of my most cherished moments this year, were the...

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Learning Snippets from #SHRM22

Background:

Earlier this year, in April to be precise, I got the exciting news about me being selected to be part of SHRM22Influencer squad, set up by the social media team of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM or SHRRM as they say in the US).  I considered it to be a special honour to be the only person based in India to be part of this elite gang and was really excited about the opportunity to be back at an SHRM Annual conference for the 8th time.  

The buildup

Days flew...

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Major League Hacking (MLH): Empowering the Next Generation of Developers

Major League Hacking (MLH) is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words. 

MLH helps with hiring early-career...

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#SHRM22: Are You Listening?

As I entered the general session of the conference, I was feeling excitement about seeing former President George W Bush speak at SHRM 22 in New Orleans. Then I read the following… “No recording, no photography, and no taking notes… wait a minute, I am an avid note taker - how can I survive?  and no pictures? As I sat there, I thought, I am going to have to really focus and listen well so I can remember to write down key takeaways when I leave the session. Then, I went into...

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My Lagniappe from #SHRM22

I was pleased to have had the opportunity to support SHRM 22 remotely this year. The SHRM team fully engaged the online audience with many treats and surprises as we “caused the effect”.   There were many memorable moments, I will highlight a few of my favorites. 

--Not one, but two,  focused networking sessions which were industry specific. Many discount the magic of online experiences, however, I will continue to note the unique opportunities to connect. This gives you a reason for follow-up and maybe even a plan for an IRL meeting.

--All keynotes were available to us...

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#SHRM22 - Why I "Conference" Every Year

After a few days of catching up on my sleep, I decided to take a moment to reflect on the past week in New Orleans, organize the 300+ pictures that I managed to capture with my phone, and think about what I gained from this year’s SHRM Annual Conference as well as why I have decided to “conference” every year.

Compared to some of my colleagues, I’m relatively new to the annual conference circuit, attending my first SHRM Annual Conference in 2018 in Chicago. A lot has changed in both...

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From “Retirement” Plan to “Financial Independence” Plan

My 30+ year professional career has been dedicated to helping employees get to and through retirement.  The long-time formula hasn’t changed very much:  save with discipline, invest, repeat.  Then, spend time on the beach.  However, at a time when we’re competing to retain and recruit key talent, I’m wondering if the traditional view of retirement plans has changed.  Is it outdated?

Don’t get me wrong, particularly in a world where private sector pension plans are hard to come by, it’s in the best interest of our country and its workforce...

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#SHRM22 – A Call for Mental Health Support

1 in 4. If you were to have a one in four chance of winning the lottery, you would play. Those chances are a no-brainer.

Those same odds represent the number of employees who feel hopeless today.

That is a hard sentence to type. 25% of our employee population struggle with some sense of hopelessness. At the SHRM Annual Conference, these numbers were shared with the roughly 13,000 attendees. Staggering to us all. We were also acutely aware that the numbers are likely worse since many may not want to divulge their...

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