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New workplace trends that will dominate 2024 and beyond are here. Such trends help human resource managers to manage, acquire, and train talent accordingly. 

So, read the blog post ahead to learn all about these top 5 workplace trends and find the right strategy to tackle the upcoming and ongoing talent acquisition and development crisis like a pro. 

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What are the 5 top workplace trends that will dominate 2024?

Curious about the workplace trends to dominate your usual work days this year? Then the listicle below is for you to peruse. Read it carefully and make a mental note of what kind of HR technology you would need to tackle all of these smartly and efficiently. 

  1. 4-day work week

Employees today need to relax a bit and take time off the net or desktop. It is already messing up many of the individual’s mental and physical health. One such prime reason is that even the Australian government has recently come up with the Right to Disconnect. 

We might not know when Indians will exercise this right. However, if we want to go anywhere near it, it is a 4-day work week. It will allow staff to take time off work and spend another half of the week with themselves and their family or friends. 

It makes the way for everyone to come back to work with more energy, brainstorm often, be more creative, and not be stuck in redundant work processes. For redundant work, there are AI-driven and automated workflow management solutions like uKnowva. 

Also read: Can a 4-day work week be a norm in Indian companies

  1. Coffee badging

People are showing up at offices only for a few minutes, like having a coffee break and running back to their homes to do the actual work. 

This counterproductive trend has surfaced recently because of the pressure on returning to offices by employers last year (2023). 

However, not every person is ready to show up at the office when they can be more productive when at home. 

This type of work style suits those who are introverted, more creative, caregivers, caretakers, or those who have multiple responsibilities at home, like work-from-home mothers and fathers. 

So, to tackle coffee badging as one of the workplace trends that will dominate in 2024, HR professionals can trust their workers more. They must implement HRMS software in their organisation. 

It allows anytime access for seamless connection, coordination, and collaboration. It removes the unnecessary need to show up at the office. It saves business and operational costs for the company and cuts down on investment in the physical office locations. 

Also read: Why do employees participate in coffee badging?

  1. Skills over degrees

Focusing on skills over degrees is going to be the latest trend. There are multiple micro trends that relate to it currently in 2024: skills-based hiring, skills-based workplace planning, skills-based strategic workforce management, skills-based organisations to develop, etc. 

So, make use of AI Suggest and CV Parser this year to integrate skills into your recruitment process. That will help you focus on hiring the best individual out of the lot based on their skills, expertise, knowledge, and passion instead of degrees. 

This type of hiring and recruitment practices will help you cut down costs on training and orienting the person into the culture. The self-driven individual will ensure to engage and coordinate with others, despite them being the new ones in the team.

  1. Gig economy

The rise of the gig economy is going nowhere even till this decade ends. A new style of workforce is surfacing to make each individual more autonomous and enterprising. 

Workers can now choose the hours they want to put into the work they choose with the help of freelance gigs, part-time work, or part-time jobs. 

Many of the workers are now earning more from multiple gigs than they used to from a single job earlier. 

Organisations are also now hiring coaches, consultants, marketeers, gig workers, freelance and remote workers, etc., as well as other types of workforce, especially in knowledge-based industries. 

Managing them is difficult as far as their billable hours, bills, reimbursements, and disbursements of payments are concerned. There needs to be a unified tracking system to help HR and reporting managers know the efficiency of their deployed gig workers. 

Then comes uKnowva to help the new-gen organisations manage their gig workers’ contracts with the contract extension and termination add-on. The add-on integrates with other core HR modules to track:

  • Attendance
  • Leaves
  • Holidays
  • Incentives & Deductions
  • Projects & Tasks
  • Timesheets
  • Request & Reimbursements
  • Offboarding requests

Also read: Can HRMS tackle gig economy demands for flawless HR productivity?

  1. Quiet quitting

Employees are turning to “quiet quitting” at the firm they work for when they mentally check out. Find them doing so when:

  • They do not participate much in the meetings
  • They do not show up at work on time
  • Having them near you feels depressing because they lack the enthusiasm to work
  • They do not feel like taking charge of difficult situations or challenging projects
  • They do not feel like sharing their concerns or suggestions
  • They do not question back the authority or the decision to be made
  • They do not take extra initiative to do the same work with a different approach

Most of the reasons for your staff to quiet quit are:

  • They do not get paid on time
  • They do not get appraisals from their seniors
  • They do not get appreciation from the team or the staff
  • They do not feel belonged at the organisation 
  • They feel that their voice is not heard, acted upon, or taken seriously 
  • They feel there is no scope to learn and grow in the firm
  • They do not have the authority or ownership of their workflows or workdays

Deal with quiet quitting with features like task, project, timesheet, virtual attendance, and leave management. 

More than that, provide your staff with suggestion boxes, feedback forms, surveys to participate in, polls and events to create, and a chat platform to connect and synergise their efforts for a collective creative outcome that will be appreciated by everyone without fail. 

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We read about the top 5 workplace trends that will dominate 2024 in the post above. Hope this blog post or article will be helpful for you and your peers in the HR domain. If you think the post is worthy of another read, come back and read at your own pace. 

Make a checklist of what all tech you will be needing to tackle and manage the change that is to surface this year. Most of these changes are already taking place in many of the Indian organisations. 

The only way to deal with these woes and workplace trends is to smarten up. That means you need to have a smarter HRMS in your place. It will be flexible, agile, and feature-rich. So, it suits the business model, irrespective of the type and complexity of the workplace trend or expectations. 

One such solution is uKnowva HRMS. Read about it on our website. Otherwise, reach our desiccated support staff today. 

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FAQs on Workplace Trends 2024

Q: How will remote work evolve in 2024, and what impact will it have on traditional office setups?

A: Remote work is evolving with the widespread adoption of advanced collaboration tools and a shift towards hybrid models. This evolution is reshaping traditional office setups, emphasising flexibility, and challenging the necessity of a fixed physical office space.

Q: How are companies addressing the growing importance of employee well-being in the workplace?

A: Companies are prioritising employee well-being by implementing wellness programmes, mental health support, flexible schedules, and creating a positive work culture. This holistic approach recognises the significance of a healthy and engaged workforce.

Q: How are organisations adapting to the changing expectations of the workforce, especially millennials and Gen Z employees?

A: Organisations are adapting by embracing flexibility, offering career development opportunities, and prioritising purpose-driven work. Companies are aligning their values with those of younger generations to attract and retain top talent.

Q: What is the impact of automation on job roles, and how are employees upskilling to stay relevant in their careers?

A: Automation is transforming job roles, with routine tasks being automated. Employees are upskilling by acquiring skills in areas such as digital literacy, problem-solving, and creativity, ensuring they remain valuable contributors in the evolving workplace.

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