With 2022 just about in the rearview mirror, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned over the course of the last year — our third dominated by the ebbs and flows of the pandemic, mixed up with continued staffing challenges and fresh worry about an unpredictable economy.
That may be setting 2023 up to be another year of uncertainty, but there are countless lessons that have emerged this year that businesses can count on.
Employee populations, for example, will continue to demand benefits that serve a diverse community of workers. (Any organizations that think DEI efforts are just a fad are sorely mistaken.) From financial wellness to robust healthcare offerings, workers want holistic support — and they’re still not afraid to leave your organization to find it.
Across the benefits and HR spaces, industry regulations and shifting norms will continue to keep leaders and advisers on their toes. Retirement enrollment may get a boost if the SECURE Act 2.0 passes through congress, but the healthcare industry may take on extra weight if and when COVID is no longer considered a public health emergency, stripping the industry of certain flexibilities that helped battle the pandemic.
Click here to check out this top story, outlining the biggest lessons learned — and what should be top of mind as we head into a new year.