A New Year: 10 HR Resolutions 2023
Published on January 5th, 2023
It’s a new year!
Every new year comes with new aspirations and brings along a new level of charisma and confidence in people.
“I’ll go to the gym every day”
“I will read a book every week”
“I will not eat junk food”
And similar commitments are made every new year.
Jumping on the same bandwagon are recruiters or HRs who decide on new resolutions every year on how they can make a better workplace.
Find a list of new-fangled HR resolutions for 2023 here!
Emphasize Human Skills
With the recent integration of an automated recruitment process, the entire gear has shifted to tech skills and hard skills, and due to such operations, soft skills are getting ignored.
This year you can take an HR resolution and promise yourselves that you will not turn a blind eye to soft skills such as communication, leadership, critical thinking, and team building.
Instead, vet all the applicants equally based on both sets of skills. Because again, at the end of the day, hard skills can be trained but the skill of humanity comes only from within.
Show Value to your Employees
This year you can take initiative to start praising your employees and tell them how valuable they are to the company.
It is the 23rd year of the 21st century and honestly, there are thousands of opportunities in the market waiting to be grabbed. An unhappy employee can quickly turn his back on your organization and join a company where he is valued.
Show your employees how they are vital to your company and appreciate their hard work. This instills a feeling of gratification among the employees.
Start an activity where you tell your employees their best qualities and where have you seen them growing the most. This will create employee satisfaction that will also lower your turnover rate.
Invest in Employee Upskilling
With the changing scenarios and new technologies coming our way every day, employees often run short on their skills and start feeling obsolete.
You as an HR can take a resolution to implement upskilling seminars at your company so that no employees get a feeling of being cast out and they can seamlessly work at your organization.
As a plus, you can also take a resolution to upskill yourself and your entire HR department. Resolve to invest in updating your department’s skills by honing your expertise in ways that will continue contributing to the success of the organization.
For starters, you can take business classes to understand the entire business strategy of your organization and become an invaluable asset to your company.
Promote inclusive leadership
Running down orders from top leadership to the team members often make the employees feel disempowered and the leaders pressured.
Instead, you can make every employee feel empowered and strive to become leaders by asking the employees to take initiative such as:
- Leading meetings
- Mediating conflicts
- Giving ideas for new projects
- Mentoring others
Training employees on their communication and interpersonal skills will boost a sense of leadership among them and promote inclusive leadership in your organization.
If you do not have a necessarily work-from-office model, start offering flexibility to your employees. Give them the option to work from home at least 3 days a week.
According to Owl Labs, globally, 16% of the total employees are working remotely, whereas 62% have opted for working hybrid. Only 22% of all the employees work full-time from the office.
And, 37% of the employees think about switching jobs if they cannot work remotely, as reported by Upwork.
Given the stats, it is evident that if you offer a flexible working model you will have happier employees and a lower turnover rate.
Revise HR Policies
Take a resolution to stay atop your HR policies and procedures to offer your employees the best perks and benefits out there.
You are your organization's backbone. It is your duty to stay updated with the latest HR policies out there in the market and implement them at your organization as well.
One tip to always be on top of your HR game is to stay connected in the HR community and make friends with other HR leaders in other organizations.
Focus on Employee Engagement
- Are your employees feeling content at your organization?
- Are they adept with the perks and benefits you provide?
- Do you have a wholesome work environment?
- Are you offering a competitive salary?
Ask these questions to yourself, your team, and also your employees. Engaging your employees in such self-reflected questions will make them feel like a part of the company.
Keeping your employees involved in your organizational policies will not only give you unique insights but also keep them satisfied and motivated.
Promise to Never Bias
In the end, we are humans, and in some way or the other, we tend to bias between employees and applicants.
Take a resolution to never bias between your existing employees or the candidates you are screening during the recruitment process.
By differentiating between employees, a feeling of inferiority develops which lowers the morale of the person and directly affects your work and work culture. You definitely do not want that.
Coming to candidates, if you differentiate between prospective applicants, you are making a huge mistake and probably missing out on the best talent out there.
Automate the Recruitment Process
Your HR's list of New Year's resolutions must include this. In 2023, if you are still processing payroll and HR tasks using Excel sheets or handwritten timesheets, you are losing a lot of time that could be spent enhancing employee satisfaction and productivity.
Recruitment automation is the next big thing! If you have not already hired a service to hasten your recruitment process, you are missing out on a big chunk of opportunity. Adding to that are pre-employment assessments, which are taking the recruitment market by its core.
Live and breathe DE&I
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are three pillars of a sturdy workplace. HR leaders are torchbearers in the fight for DE&I. From hiring to onboarding to L&D, HR professionals should focus on making growth opportunities accessible & equitable for all candidates and employees.
With these resolutions in hand, your team will thrive throughout the new year. Go over your resolutions as a group, so everyone will understand their importance. Create a poster outlining your HR department’s resolutions, too, and display it somewhere prominent. That way, your resolutions will stay front and center in all staff members’ minds!
You can start your HR Resolution 2023 by visiting HireQuotient and taking advantage of the pre-employment assessments we provide. Book a demo now!
Radhika Sarraf is a content specialist and a woman of many passions who currently works at HireQuotient, a leading recruitment SaaS company. She is a versatile writer with experience in creating compelling articles, blogs, social media posts, and marketing collaterals.
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