Each year the Society for Human Resource Managers ( SHRM) issues findings on the both the current state of the workforce and the Future. On Feb. 16 they released the SHRM State of the Workplace Report 2021-2022.
What are the issues?
- 80% reported that maintaining employee morale and engagement is a top priority
- 78% said that retaining talent is an organizational priority
- 68% agreed that finding and recruiting talent with the necessary skills is a priority
- 62% said navigating COVID-19's continued impact on workforce and safety practices is a priority
- 61% reported developing more effective leaders/people managers is a priority
What are barriers to success?
- 42% said limited time or dedicated personnel
- 40% said employee resistance to change
- 39% mentioned organizational cultural norms
- 38% said a limited budget
- 37% pointed to senior leadership support/buy-in
What are the plans to address these issues?
- 81% intend to train people managers on their roles in supporting their organization's talent management strategy
- 78% plan to increase their employee headcount
- 77% intend to improve the soft skills (e.g., empathy, compassion, communication) of their people managers