Small businesses didn’t have it easy in 2021. Inflationary pressures, new Covid variants and related restrictions, market uncertainty, supply and demand nightmares, and crippling labor shortages were enough to cause a business leader to shout a loud “good riddance” to the year. Even worse, many companies had no alternative but to shut their doors permanently if they couldn’t recover from the massive collateral damage of the global pandemic.
Not a pretty picture. But the good news is: There is light at the end of the tunnel. Those businesses that have survived are bouncing back as 2022 takes hold.
What employment challenges and changes should you expect – and be ready to respond to – in this new year? Don’t wear blinders. Instead, be poised to overcome any further disruptions, stay ahead of your competition, and not only survive, but thrive, in 2022.
As you drive business growth in 2022, be sure your HR and overall business goals stay in alignment. Misalignment is more likely to happen during disruptive times, so it’s best to overprepare.
Among the leading challenges that business continue to face are:
Not much can be done to prevent business disruption, including those challenges that impact your staffing and employment plans. The secret lies in how you respond. While HR alone may not drive change to every disruption, its role does affect every member of your workforce.
Lyons HR can help you address all these concerns and more, as you grow your business and position it for whatever the future looks like. Functioning like an off-site HR department, we can manage any or all your talent management needs, from recruitment through retirement. At Lyons, We Are HR. Read our related posts or contact us today to learn more.