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Weekly Roundups

Labor Trends of 2021, 2022 Examined

By Alfonso Núñez | Thu, 01/06/2022 - 17:19

As a new year begins, industry experts write about labor trends to keep track of in 2022, including the expectation for increased emotional support and flexibility as well as digital innovation. Remote work is expected to continue growing, making it vital to analyze successful work-from-home strategies as the trend keeps expanding. Finally, Mexico’s infamous December mass firing trend was questioned by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a daily press briefing.

 

This week in Talent:

 

Working From Home: More than Hours, Set Goals and Results

 

Industry Expert Israel Hurtado, President, H2Mex, breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, which has revolutionized the way we think of working and will continue to move forward. Setting goals, maintaining the notion of “office hours” and being careful about the rapid new pace through which we can communicate with others and move through meetings are all important aspects of maintaining a healthy work relationship from home. Coworking, a method through which companies offer workers multiple office options, and a shorter working week are all options worth considering across industries, Hurtado writes.

 

Beyond the New Normal: Three Key Labor Trends for 2022

 

Expert Contributor João Nunes, Managing Director, Michael Page & Page Executive MX y CA, starts the year by breaking down three important labor trends that are important to keep in mind throughout 2022. Labor flexibility including unstructured schedules and indefinite spaces as well as increased empathy and support by team leaders will be vastly important as companies need to not only focus on jobs but on offering favorable experiences to a job market whose perception of labor has changed. As such, mental health prioritization and emotional salaries will be key factors in the recruitment and maintaining of talent. Finally, the digital transformation brought forth by the pandemic will continue dominating the labor market as technological innovation, integration and training are now becoming key factors for all companies’ growth.

 

Mexican Mass Firings in December, Myths and Realities of the Phenomenon

 

December has been known to bring mass firings across the country ever since IMSS began keeping track of these numbers in 1997. However, President López Obrador claimed this was merely a strategy by companies to avoid paying benefits, which is evidenced by employment rates going up every January. Industry experts looked into the trend and found other factors to be responsible for a very real and ongoing trend in the country.

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