As the year gathers momentum and we enter the holiday season, certain things remain the same, focusing on hitting your 2023’s targets and setting up 2024. Employees are critical to both of these things, and a lot has been written about how management makes employees feel, and the argument for hybrid or remote working still lingers. In this episode, we explore those things, as well looking at the market stats, and we discover what LinkedIn wrote in 2019 about what recruitment will look like in 2025.
The Power of Employee Feedback: Fostering Growth and Engagement.
Employee feedback plays a crucial role in shaping successful organisations. It fosters growth, engagement, and innovation. In a recent article titled “6 Ways to Gather Meaningful Employee Feedback” by Employee Benefits, the significance of employee feedback is highlighted. This article explores its importance in driving employee satisfaction, productivity, and organisational success.
Employee feedback drives growth, engagement, and innovation. It enhances satisfaction, identifies improvement areas, promotes innovation, strengthens relationships, drives development, and cultivates a positive culture. The article “6 Ways to Gather Meaningful Employee Feedback” emphasises the significance of feedback in creating a thriving workplace. Embracing a feedback-driven approach is essential for organisational success in today’s competitive landscape.
Remote Working, the Key.
Remote working has recently gained significant popularity.
One of the key benefits of remote working is increased productivity. Without the distractions and interruptions in a traditional office setting, employees can often focus better on their tasks and accomplish more in less time. Additionally, remote working allows individuals to structure their workday to suit their personal preferences and peak productivity hours. This flexibility can lead to improved job satisfaction and overall performance. Furthermore, remote working can attract and retain top talent by offering a desirable work arrangement that appeals to individuals seeking greater autonomy and work-life integration.
However, remote working has its challenges. Communication and collaboration can become more complex when teams are dispersed geographically. Moreover, remote workers may feel isolated or reduced social interaction, which can impact their mental well-being. Employers should prioritise fostering a sense of connection and belonging among remote employees through regular check-ins, virtual team-building activities, and creating opportunities for virtual collaboration and knowledge sharing. Additionally, it is essential to establish clear expectations and guidelines for remote work, ensuring that employees have the necessary resources and support to be successful in their roles.
According to a new survey in HR Magazine of young professionals globally, the majority (61%) believe a hybrid working model will positively impact their career prospects.
The way we work is shifting, and young professionals are embracing the idea of hybrid working, but will it go full circle, and will workers crave human interaction in work again? Post your thoughts!
July Labour Market Report by the Office of National Statistics
It’s been an interesting year for UK employment!
This recent report released by the Office for National Statistics provides an in-depth look at the UK labour market in July 2023. Here are six key facts from the report:
The UK labour market has been significantly impacted in this year’s first and second quarters. However, we are seeing green shoots, and the signs for quarter three are looking up.
LinkedIn Prediction from 2019 on What Recruitment Will Look Like in 2025.
Recruiting has come a long way in the last few years, and it will only get more advanced.
This article from LinkedIn Talent Solutions predicts that recruiting will look drastically different in 2025. Was their prediction right or wrong?
From AI-assisted interviews to increased automation, the future of recruiting is expected to focus on creating a better candidate experience, including more “human” interactions.
The article also predicts that recruiters will use more data to make decisions and will be more likely to use analytics to measure their success.
Additionally, recruiters can expect to see more virtual events and experiences and more opportunities to use technology to create a more personalised experience for candidates.
It’s clear that recruiting will only become more advanced in the coming years, and it’s exciting to think about the possibilities! If you think AI and Automation will kill recruitment, think again.
We would love to hear your thoughts on employee engagement and whether or not hybrid working benefits your business. Are the stats telling the same story in your recruitment sector, and was LinkedIn right?
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