By the time this edition will be in your hands, country might be facing the peak of third wave of covid, compelling the business organisations to give a pause and rethink about people policies for the year 2022. Trends which were being highlighted for the year few months back, now might take a back seat to some extent if not in full. For example, the organisations those were working on to bring the people back to office now have put it on hold and decided to continue WFH model.
But certainly, few areas where HR professionals need to pay attention even during the covid time, would be of redefining work processes, implementing an organizational structure compatible with the right workforce mix like on roll, outsource workers, gig, fixed term and remote workers etc, putting employees in centre, take feedback from them and understand their needs, making tailor made learning and development programs for them to continuously upgrade their skills, pushing the HR processes digitization with speed to build up digital capabilities and skills, designing programs for employee mental wellbeing and enhancing employee experience are expected to become larger priorities for HR. In terms of talent management, the millennials on the other hand need to be trained in different forms of dialogue. The HR experts bring new insights on what HR Trends are going to gain focus in 2022.
The cover story is about compilation of hundreds of important labour judgements selected from labour journals published in 2021. The judgments central point is put in one liner for readers quick understanding. The SC and Various High Courts judgments will be setting the tone of future of employer employee relations. The trend is clear. It is repeatedly held that in all cases of illegal termination, reinstatement is not necessary. It may be replaced by granting lumpsum compensation. In case of sexual harassment, workplace definition has been expanded to cover the WFH model and so on.
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