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Mexico Talent Forum Takes the Spotlight

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 10/14/2021 - 13:11

Mexico Talent Forum welcomed key industry leaders and stakeholders for a two-day event hosted by Mexico Business. Keynote speakers and panelists  discussed how reforms have changed the dynamics of work and the most optimal ways to get employees  back to the office. Highlights include Hector Marquez Pitol, Human Capital Commission President of Coparmex and President of AMECH and Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez, President of Human Capital and Labor Affairs Committee of American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico.

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The Post-Pandemic World Requires New Set of Skills

Technology has been gradually changing people’s personal lifestyles and how they approach employment, but the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these changes. Employers are now looking for a new combination of soft and hard skills in candidates across all economic sectors, agreed experts.

Strengthening Mexico’s Formal Labor Market

The Federal Labor Law (LFT) came into effect in 2019, and has been met with both resistance and enthusiastic support from companies in Mexico. But the law  is not the only challenge employers and employees are facing. Although the COVID-19 pandemic cratered the labor market, it increased employer empathy prompting them to value basic benefits for their employees.

The Hybrid Model Alone Falls Short

The Great Resignation, an ongoing phenomenon that began in information economies like the US, is projected to make its way to Mexico. Based on observed consequences, companies should be prepared to meet the demands of the post-pandemic worker. But is a flexible work schedule sufficient to retain them? Human resource experts argue that companies should strive towards a motivation-driven, hybrid work model.

Balancing Productivity, Mental Health

Mental health had been recognized as a critical success factor for companies to consider, and the pandemic has only highlighted its relevance in the workplace. The complete overhaul of work modalities is forcing companies to revolutionize their approach to employee mental health.

“To date, companies are finding themselves in a new era in which both collaborators and employers have different expectations,” says Alma Rosa Puig, CEO of Great Place to Work.

Before the Office, the Meeting Room

The COVID-19 pandemic may have turned the former work model on its head but that does not mean that returning to the office needs to be a dreadful experience. To ensure the smooth transition to the office, employers must have a frank dialogue with employees to avoid resignations, maintain a high morale and increase productivity. 

The Outsourcing Reform Broke Paradigms

The new Labor and Tax Reform regarding outsourcing and subcontracting, is changing companies’ operations across Mexico. While the new regulations brought considerable challenges to every player involved, they opened a new range of possibilities, agreed industry experts.

Reforms, USMCA Force Employers to Rapidly Adapt

The USMCA has led Mexico to review its labor practices to fulfill responsibilities it agreed to. Since the US is Mexico’s largest commercial partner, compliance with the agreement plays an important role in their relationship.

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Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst