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Workplace trends every business should be aware of in 2019

Digital Union Member Oculus HR shares the workplace trends you should be integrating into your business this year.

A happy workplace is a productive workplace. And, in order to ensure that your employees are fulfilling their potential and completing their job role to the best of their ability, it certainly pays to be aware of the workplace trends you should be integrating into your business this year.

From cultural changes, through to workplace advancements that will improve everyday processes, there are a number of trends that can help you to reshape and enhance your business.

Here’s a look at some of this year’s most popular trends:

Flexible and remote working options

Everyone likes to get out of the office from time to time, right? Proven to improve productivity, improve the health and wellbeing of your workforce and create a happier working environment, allowing your employees to work remotely at home or off site can also play a vital role in creating a better work-life balance.

The introduction of VPN technology also means that working remotely is easier than ever before, with employees able to access work systems and work streams from anywhere in the world.

With this in mind, it’s now feasible for businesses to offer flexible work options that not only boost job satisfaction but also open up companies to a wider pool of potential candidates.

And as technology continues to advance, experts are predicting that this trend will continue to grow.

Apps

Thanks to advances in technology, there are now more opportunities than ever before to improve and streamline your everyday business processes and operations.

And this is particularly the case for HR professionals that require sophisticated artificial intelligence to handle a wide range of HR related issues. For example, there are now a number of Apps that allow you to deal with absence related issues, timekeeping and also log working history effectively.

Reward and recognition

Reward and recognition schemes have forever been popular in a wide range of businesses and are a great way to encourage your employees to perform to the best of their ability.

However, this year, businesses of all shapes and sizes are also introducing a number of other workplace perks and healthcare benefits to their employee offering in a bid to create a working environment where employees can enjoy a healthy workplace balance and thrive in their chosen role.

From performance bonuses, extra holidays, access to discounts at leisure and retail outlets and paid sick leave, there are lots of ways you can optimise retention rates and attract more applicants through reward and recognition.

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