Mar 01, 2022

HR Committee Events Theme for 2022: The Evolution of HR

Theme Overview: “The Evolution of HR”
In 2022, the HR committee investigated how HR is evolving – to the point where the term HR itself is starting to be challenged, with more companies utilizing human-centric terms like “People & Culture” or “Employee Experience.” With more and more hybrid working models, employers must consider how to monitor and promote their employee’s mental health and well-being, and with the competition for talent globally being so fierce, employers must offer more flexible and holistic working conditions in order to attract the right people. On top of it all, Leaders must learn to lead new kind of workforce. This year we will investigate these changes in the HR organization, and what companies are doing to make room for employees while maintaining company culture, employee engagement & ultimately drive performance with an aligned business and people strategy.

The Evolution of HR: Employee Mental Health & Well Being
(March 31 – read the follow up story here)
The first event in the series, titled “The Evolution of HR: Employee Mental Health & Well Being,” will examine how employers today must safeguard their employees on a more holistic level – finding ways to remotely monitor health and safety, spotting signs of psychological stress or other danger signals. Employees who feel that their company cares about their health and well-being are more likely to feel engaged and included at work, less likely to suffer from burnout, and more likely to recommend the company as a great place to work- all of which lead to better business results. During the event we will hear from executives at leading multinationals on how they are monitoring and promoting employee well being within their own organizations.

The Evolution of HR: Building a Strong Hybrid Company Culture
(May 31, 2022 –read the follow up story here)
In times of disruption, leaders must be intentional about building workplace culture where
employees feel connected, collaborative and engaged– wherever they work. With the
massive shift towards a hybrid workplace model, what can companies do to create a
company culture, where both the people and the business can thrive? When employees
show up at the office it has to be worth the travel, and when they are remote that need to
feel a part of the culture. During this event we will discuss culture as the organizational
‘glue’ – and within that, the impact of company purpose, performance feedback,
transparency, inclusion and equity.

The Evolution of HR: Leadership Development in a new Paradigm
(October 25 – read the follow up story here.)
The shift in demands and expectations from the employees requires a corresponding shift in leadership approach. How does HR prepare leaders to utilize their leadership skills to meet the changed expectations? When working remotely teams might miss out on collaboration and the advantage of collective intelligence – and tend to work individually or in silos. How can leaders actively facilitate collaboration both with their teams, but also between departments and the organization? Additionally, how much can we expect teams to self-lead – or do leaders need to set boundaries – and how much?

Please contact Therese Oliver to be added to the mailing list: to (at) amcham.dk.