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Navigating HR Amid Digitization: Embracing the Future of Work

Mauricio Reynoso - AMEDIRH
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Anmol Motwani By Anmol Motwani | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 11:00

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Q: What are the main challenges that workplaces in Mexico face, especially amid growing digitization?

A: Workplaces in Mexico are encountering several challenges, such as adapting to the digital era and fully grasping its implications. This requires a major focus on education and training to allow employees to leverage the opportunities brought forth by digitalization. Professionals, particularly those in HR, are expected to lead by example in embracing the digital transformation, which not only impacts organizational life but also extends to the social and educational spheres. Digitalization is already prevalent across all fields and Mexican workplaces must navigate these changes to stay competitive.

Q: What does the 58th edition of the International Congress of Human Resources aim to accomplish?

A: This edition will address various crucial aspects related to digital transformation. The primary focus will be on understanding the nature and scope of the digital transformation and its impact on both professional and personal lives. The congress seeks to highlight how digital transformation simplifies processes, enhances data management and facilitates effective decision-making, leading to increased efficiency and other benefits.

The event will emphasize well-being, taking into consideration the human side of the digital transformation. Participants will explore how embracing digitalization can lead to better work-life balance, allowing them to prioritize their mental and physical health. Overall, the event will provide insights into maximizing the opportunities presented by digital transformation while also understanding its multifaceted impact on both individuals and organizations.

Q: What is the impact of diversity and inclusivity on employment challenges and personal/professional relationships?

A: Beyond gender and generational diversity, inclusivity encompasses diversity of thought, ethnic origin and more. It also requires the provision of accessibility and equity to all individuals, including considerations for those with functional motor disabilities and various preferences related to behavior or gender. To enable true inclusivity, it is essential to ensure accessibility in offices and public places, allowing people to go where they want, not just where they can.

Q: How do you view the evolution of labor regulations in Mexico and what reforms are essential to improve the country's working environment?

A: There are evident trends in labor regulations. The first is the continued consolidation of union freedom, which represents a new way of relating to workers, authorities and organizations. This shift in collective relations is shaping the dynamics of the modern workforce.

The second crucial factor is the adaptation of rules to the evolving nature of work, particularly in the digital world. Millennials and Generation Z have different expectations and attitudes toward labor participation, leading to the emergence of remote work schemes, flexible arrangements and comprehensive welfare programs in organizations. Regulations are also being introduced to address the challenges posed by remote work, providing legal certainty and security for all parties involved.

As work dynamics transform, it is likely that further adjustments to regulations will be necessary to improve the working environment in Mexico. These reforms should take into account the changing nature of work, technological advancements and the expectations of the newer generations in the workforce. Striking the right balance between flexibility, employee well-being and legal protection will be crucial to creating a favorable and sustainable working environment in the country.

Q What distinct networking prospects will the International Congress of Human Resources provide for HR professionals?

A: The event provides an excellent networking opportunity with a diverse audience, encompassing professionals interested in talent management, human resources and technical consulting. Attendees can expect to interact with individuals of varying levels of experience, from seasoned experts to those new to the field. The structure and dynamics of the congress are designed to foster networking through various avenues, including sponsored exposition areas, group interactions and engaging conference sessions.

The focus is on creating an inclusive and participatory experience, which is different from traditional conferences. Speakers are encouraged to offer interactive sessions where everyone can actively engage and learn from one another. The event's appeal extends beyond Mexico, as attendees from Central America and possibly South America are also expected.

Q: How did the previous edition of the congress enhance the HR community? What are your expectations for this new edition?

A: The 57th edition of the congress significantly strengthened the HR community by fostering better coordination, communication and joint efforts among professionals in the field. The participation included business leaders and individuals dedicated to leadership roles, who sought opportunities for updates and networking.

In this new edition, we anticipate even greater enthusiasm and active participation from all attendees. The topics covered in the agenda align with current trends, particularly emphasizing talent management, which has become a priority for organizations due to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Recognizing the pivotal role of individuals in an organization's success, we are keen on promoting the humanization of digital transformation, ensuring technology serves humanity.

The congress will foster crucial discussions on relevant topics, aiming to strengthen the HR community even further. We are optimistic that this new edition will build on the successes of the previous one, creating a positive impact on HR professionals and business leaders alike, fostering collaboration and facilitating the exchange of valuable ideas and tools to enhance their performance and management.

Q: How does the upcoming edition compare in scope and scale to the previous one and what new events can attendees expect?

A: We anticipate a larger audience for the upcoming congress, although there might be a slight decrease in the number of participants due to the transition from virtual to in-person events. The congress will feature various forums focusing on specific specialties such as labor relations, wellness, people analytics, talent management and AI. We will also host the first Measuring with a Cause golf tournament on Nov. 13, supporting the Entre Le Foundation, which promotes the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

This edition promises to be a dynamic and enriching experience for all, combining in-person and virtual elements and featuring various forums that cater to the diverse interests of HR professionals and business leaders.

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