RESEARCH: It's January, 2022 but there's no downtime for the HR profession in Southeast Asia. The latest report from Chief of Staff Asia, released yesterday, highlights the four key trends that HR leaders and teams will need to embrace in order to have a successful year ahead.
In HR Trends for 2022: What can HR expect from the year ahead?, Technology Editor Vandana Nanwani considers a wide range of issues and phenomenon impacting the profession in the New Year.
The war for talent, for example, continues to make hiring and retention difficult. At the same time, most analysts predict the region will also experience significant upheaval in the year ahead, akin to The Great Resignation that took place in the US last year.
The price of healthcare continues to rise, and yet employees are still demanding (and often getting) greater non-financial benefits within their full time packages.
And, as if that weren’t enough, the region is now entering the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, and all its variants.
"No matter which way you look at it, 2022 is set to be a big year for HR teams and leaders across the Southeast Asia region, filled with both challenges and also opportunities," Nanwani says. "It’s definitely going to be a tough year, but by understanding each of these trends HR leaders can at least be one step ahead throughout 2022."
The report is available for free download for all Chief of Staff Asia subscribers.