COVID-19 accelerated the pace of digital transformation and led to the rapid and widespread adoption of new HR workforce trends. Many of HR lessons and practices are now established as standard processes for organizations worldwide.
One of the most obvious changes was new remote and flexible working arrangements.
However, the pandemic also brought to light other aspects of employee wellbeing, including mental health. This manifested itself in the form of ‘Quiet Quitting’ and unprecedented rates of employee turnover.
Additionally, investments in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and employee wellbeing, were not as impactful. The 2022 Alight international workforce and wellbeing mindset report revealed that we were facing an epidemic of stress in addition to the pandemic.