HR leaders should give serious consideration to making hybrid-work models a permanent feature following more than two years of many employees working from home. HR also needs to be clear and honest in dealing with contentious political and social issues so as not to let them disrupt the workplace.
Expansion of abortion-related benefits also should be given serious consideration following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v Wade. Two other areas that should always be on the top of every HR teams' priority list is exercising compassion when it comes to layoffs and encouraging employees to prioritize their own care. “When a workforce faces cuts, it's human-resource professionals who enable organizations to address issues that inevitably arise from layoffs and facility closures,” Business Insider reports. “It's a heavy lift for HR pros who must evaluate employee performance, reallocate job responsibilities, and maintain engagement while supporting remaining employees after all of the layoffs have left.”