As organizations prepare to head into a new year of business, McLean & Company, the trusted research and advisory partner for HR and leadership professionals worldwide, has revealed five key data-based employee and workplace trends in its HR Trends Report 2023.
The new data will assist HR leaders in their efforts to plan for and respond to the ever-evolving future of work, inform strategies and best practices that will support HR's function within their organizations, and ultimately create a workplace in which everyone thrives in 2023 and beyond.
The five key trends identified by McLean & Company are based on survey data collected in September 2022 from more than 1,000 HR professionals in a variety of roles, seniority levels, organizational sizes, geographic locations, unionization categories, industries, and work models.
The HR trends for 2023 are as follows:
With recruiting and the employee experience at the top of the list of priorities heading into 2023, McLean & Company recommends that HR teams be increasingly tactical in their approach to ensuring long-term employee satisfaction. Focusing on the five key trends from the HR Trends Report 2023 will support the assessment, planning, and execution of a robust and comprehensive approach to accomplishing both HR and organizational goals in the new year.
"Employee experience goes beyond the physical boundaries of the workplace," says Karen Mann, vice president, HR research, learning solutions & advisory services at McLean & Company. "It's about finding the sweet spot that delivers on both employee and organizational needs. Employees are expecting organizations to provide a safe, engaging, diverse, and progressive work experience, with increased opportunities for personal and professional growth. This will require an employee value proposition (EVP) that is intentional and actioned by the organization. It will be up to organizational leaders, and their HR teams, to deliver on these expectations."