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The People Experience: What was HOT & what was NOT in 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author: Handle Recruitment
What's was hot and what was not in 2022 - Handle Recruitment
In each edition of the People Experience newsletter, we give you the lowdown on what’s HOT, and what’s NOT in people and talent at that very moment.

So, to celebrate coming to the end of the year, here are a few of our top picks for the highs and lows of 2023…

HOT - Scottish pets 

2022 was the year the UK navigated returning to work with their lockdown pets in tow. And in August, Scotland was voted the friendliest place for people juggling their pets and work. 

NOT - Employee Influencers 

It’s not that they aren’t increasingly popular (and a potentially fantastic employer branding asset), it’s just that they often seem to be used by large companies to counteract bad workplace culture. 

HOT - 60–75 bpm

This one is for anyone in charge of the office Aux cable. In 2022, researchers found that 60-75 bpm was the perfect music tempo for boosting productivity while at work.

NOT - Pleasanteesim

One major cause of employee burnout this year? The idea that, regardless of what’s going on, you always need to come to work with a big smile plastered on your face….

HOT - Corporate Nomads

And a solution to burnout? Becoming a ‘corporate nomad’, someone who has a full-time relationship with their employer, but often operates part-time across different projects geographically.

NOT - Work BeReals

Out of all the ways you could possibly get fired, accidentally posting confidential work information via your ‘I’m bored in the office’ BeReal seems like a pretty silly one… Let’s agree to keep this one in 2022. 

If you’d like to keep up on the HOTs and NOTs of HR and talent in 2023, subscribe to the People Experience here.