Emerging HR trends in 2022


There are numerous technology platforms that HR now uses for optimization in small businesses to large businesses on a regular basis. Everything from applicant tracking systems and post job posting platforms to remote interviewing, employee listing. Here are just a few of the hundreds of available resources for enhancing your businesses HR department.

  • Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS)
  • Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS)
  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Onboarding Tools
  • Performance Management
  • Benefits Administration (BA)
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Digital transformation

Much of the digital transformation has been about how we take what we are doing right now and digitize it with computers, automating where we can.

HR professionals are rethinking what is possible and how to push beyond the boundaries of what we previously thought possible.

Talent Acquisition

There is always a strong HR presence in talent acquisition even more so now, due to events like the Great Resignation.

People are trying new ways to get talent in the door in ways they have not before. Employees are requiring more flexible jobs which allow them to work from anywhere world which, can be an additional challenge when it comes to finding the right talent being able to connect with them attract, retain and engage them.

Performance Management

As the workforce is more widely distributed, we are seeing the need to understand what our employees are doing. We need to do more than just manage our employees through compliance or benefits portals.

HRM's and employers need to know what work is being done and how that work contributes to success for the company. With hybrid and remote working becoming so prevalent in recent years, the focus for HR is to measure and supply feedback on performance when we are not collocated.

Work From Home

Work from home is a big aspect of management. We are used to synchronous communication where I'm either on the phone with you or in person, and our conversation happens simultaneously. 

For example, if I am working with someone in London and I live in Los Angeles there is enough of a time zone difference that not everything I do with that person will be synchronous. As HR professionals, we cannot just get everybody together and train them at the same time therefore, we must know how to stage things.

HR departments can now use technology to bridge those gaps with asynchronous options to support remote workforces where people are across time zones.