Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Top HR Trends Small Businesses Should Look Out For In 2023

As the role of HR evolves, HR teams must acquire new skills and an agile approach to work to meet the expectations companies and employees are placing on them.

From inflation to 'quiet quitting,' the challenges the future holds for HR teams demand preparation and strategic thinking. So, what HR trends should small businesses pay attention to in 2023?

Fortunately for you, that's precisely what Joey and Sommer discuss in this week's episode of 'While We Were Working'!  

You'll learn how training and development techniques are expected to change, workplace flexibility, and inflation's influence on retention. 

Sommer and Joey also discuss the pros and cons of drug testing in the workplace, particularly regarding marijuana. Is it beneficial for small businesses to conduct regular drug tests, or do they cause more harm than good?

Tune in to find out!


Key Takeaways 

  • Top HR trends small businesses should look out for in 2023 (00:00)
  • High, low, buffalo (03:17)
  • WWWW: What is workplace flexibility, and what does it mean? (07:09)
  • The importance of workplace flexibility in attracting top talent (11:43)
  • How the metaverse will change business (22:19)
  • What employers can do to improve retention (24:47)
  • Consultant's Corner: Should companies do drug testing? (33:03)
  • How do accommodations factor into leading people at work? (36:46)


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Hosts: Joey Price & Sommer Ketron

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