2018 is in full force and we’ve been doing our research to see what’s trending this year for Human Resources.
Here are some hot topics we have ahead of us in 2018:
Bring Your Dog to Work Day, Every Day
According to Gallup, six in ten Americans own a pet. As HR looks to attract high quality talent, offering a pet-friendly workplace could be the next sought-after perk for those who don’t want to leave Fluffy at home.
Wellness is Out, Well-Being is In
You may have noticed the trend towards focusing on the whole being, including our mental health, in the last year. Expect more focus on well-being in 2018, as we explore more ways to practice self-care.
Taking a Stand
Nope, we’re not talking about politics. We’re talking taking a literal stand in the office. Ergonomic chairs and exercise balls are taking a back seat to the standing desk trends and more employers seek to offer this option to their employees.
Stay at Home Dads are the New Fad
New tax incentives have made it easier for companies, like Starbucks, to offer more paid leave options for their employees, including paternity leave for new dads. We anticipate they won’t be the only ones offering more paid leave in the upcoming year.
Equal Pay is Here to Stay
Iceland started off the New Year by announcing their new equal pay law that makes it illegal for men to make more than women. Expect more laws, not just policies, to come in 2018.
What else do you think we’ll make history in 2018? Leave us your best guess in the comments!