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Collective bargaining agreements to be reconciled and arbitrated

By Sofía Hanna | Thu, 12/24/2020 - 17:35

The Week in Talent highlights developments with the Local Board of Conciliation and Arbitration in Nuevo León, as well as the possibility that remote work is here to stay despite a COVID-19 vaccine, plus how the red-light status in Mexico City could hurt small businesses.

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On Dec. 22  the Local Board of Conciliation and Arbitration in Nuevo León reviewed the developments made since the NOM 035 was approved. This initiative pushes  enterprises to detect psychosocial risk factors, analysis and prevention, and formalizes collective bargaining agreements.

This is initiative becomes relevant because there is a struggle and resistance when  formalizing collective bargaining agreements, reports Ernesto Romero Campos, President of the Local Board of Conciliation and Arbitration in Nuevo León.

Romero also mentioned that developments  done by the board, to help out employees that need to review their agreements, has slowed down due to the pandemic, since their offices were able to accommodate a certain amount of people.

Romero  said "the board will not disappear, we have more than 17,000 files in process and the availability to converge with the Conciliation Center will depend on the Judicial branch, reported El Economista.



Remote Work is Here to Stay Despite Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 vaccine has started its distribution process  across the world, nevertheless, news report tell that remote work is here to stay.  

When news about the vaccine's distribution came out Zoom's stocks dropped, highlighting people's hope to return to an old normality. Nevertheless, Reuters has reported  this drop could be considered a nervous market reaction. 

Eventually people will have to divide their work schedule between working from home and the office, which will be extremely beneficial for a work-life balance.



Employer Branding

One of the many significant changes that have affected companies during the pandemic is changes in their HR departments.  Such has been the case for employer branding, which is used to retain or attract company's employees by strengthening the company´s culture  digital mentality and training, and implementing the use of tools to optimize times.

Apart from inner changes that have been done to cater employees, companies value the importance of digitization. . In2025 it is expected that close to 85 million jobs will move to a digital platform while creating 97 million jobs, according to The Future of Jobs Report 2020 analysis.


Red light status: Creates Concern for Mexican Small Businesses.


Along with the redlight status comes the closure of all non-essential activities and businesses, in Mexico City, this means that over 50 thousand companies have to close their businesses.  José Manuel López Campos, President of the CONCANACO and SERVYTUR, mentioned that this could be the "last blow" for these small businesses, given they were already forced to close once a few months back.


The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, Forbes
Sofía Hanna Sofía Hanna Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst