As we round out another year with tremendous change, we salute People Ops professionals everywhere for the many hats you wear. In addition to your usual responsibilities, you may now also be leading the charge on remote work, employee health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and combating the Great Resignation.

We know it hasn’t been easy. In fact, 98 percent of HR leaders say the pandemic has transformed their role, and 70 percent say this has been one of the most challenging years of their careers.

We hope our blog has provided you with actionable insights to help you stay up-to-date on news and trends, and inform your strategies and programs over the past year. To that end, we wanted to share our most popular blog posts from 2021, just in case you missed them.

1. Leading Resources for HR Professionals to be Successful in this “Next Normal”

It’s becoming increasingly clear that we won’t be returning to our pre-pandemic lives as we knew them, but that we should rather embrace our “next normal.” This blog post features a compilation of over 70 resources to help you stay in tune with the Future of Work so you can be prepared for what comes next. 

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2. 10 Ways to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is an important topic, and one that is finally getting the attention it deserves. There is much work to be done, but breaking up that work into smaller pieces can help it feel more achievable to make meaningful progress. This blog post shares 10 ways to improve DEI so you can better support your team members.

3. Building a Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccines have been available for most of the year, causing many company leaders to consider the organization’s stance and policies around vaccination. For example, whether vaccinations will be required; exceptions, incentives, or penalties that will be implemented; and how to track employee health data.

This blog post walks you through the process of creating a documented vaccination policy that will provide clarity on this matter to your team.

4. 4 Ways HR Can Ensure Employee Well-being is a Priority

Employee well-being has emerged as an important trend amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations have reevaluated their health and wellness initiatives to focus on things like physical, mental, financial, and social well-being. This blog post explores how four companies have approached and prioritized employee well-being on their own teams.

Final thoughts

The new year is just around the corner, and the world of work will undoubtedly continue to evolve throughout 2022 and beyond. It will be important to stay up-to-speed on HR news and trends so you can continue to take care of your team members and keep your organization running smoothly. 

We’re grateful to be on this journey with you, and wish you a happy new year.

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