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Challenges and Triumphs in HR: Reflections on 2023 and Beyond

🎙️ Introduction

It’s time for another episode from Angela and Susan, your hosts on the Work Wonders podcast. In our latest episode and the last in 2023, join us on a captivating journey through time as we reflect on the highlights and challenges of 2023 and peer into the crystal ball of 2024. This episode goes beyond a simple recap; it’s a thoughtful exploration of the future of work, with a keen focus on Human Resources (HR) trends.

🏆 Year in Review

We kick things off by discussing our achievements and involvement in the business community over the past year. From winning awards to engaging in speaking opportunities and witnessing the growth of our podcast, we’re grateful for the journey. We want to extend our appreciation to you, our listeners, and highlight the importance of your feedback in shaping future episodes. This segment offers a personal perspective on the evolution of the Work Wonders podcast and its impact on the small business community.

🌐 Changes in HR Legislation

Much of our conversation revolves around the changes in HR legislation in 2023. We delve into secure jobs, better pay, and the introduction of respect at work and psychosocial hazards. Staying updated and compliant with these changes is crucial, and we shed light on the need for businesses to adapt to these evolving norms from a personal standpoint.

💼 Rise of Hybrid Work

Now, let’s talk about the rise of hybrid work and its implications on recruitment and induction processes. We emphasize the importance of building a robust employee value proposition and focusing on retention in the current tight job market. Our discussion on hybrid work provides personal insights for businesses looking to navigate this new norm.

🔮 Future Predictions for 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, we’re excited to share our personal predictions about the future of work. We highlight leadership and management development, organizational culture, HR tech, change management, and career management and internal mobility as the top priorities for businesses. This forward-looking perspective is our way of preparing you for the changes and challenges you may face in the coming year.

🎉 Conclusion

To wrap it up, this episode is a rich blend of our reflections, insights, and predictions. We offer you a personal understanding of the HR landscape, equipping you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the future of work. Our thoughtful exploration of HR trends and their implications for businesses makes this episode a must-listen for anyone involved in HR or interested in the future of work.

To find out what’s in store, listen to Work Wonders.

Season 4 Episode 12 was published on 11 December 2023


About Susan Rochester

Susan is Senior Consultant and Coach at Aster HR. She also co-hosts the Work Wonders podcast with Angela Gauci. With over 20 years experience in consulting and coaching, Susan provides clarity and insights for our clients based on past experience and the latest research.

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