You might be thinking a COVID19 pandemic is the worst time to initiate a job search. After all, countless other people are in the same position as you, rushing to find a light at the end of a tunnel that wasn’t even there a few weeks ago.
Every commercial business has its own company culture. These shared principles, policies, and values are there from the moment a new company is set up. And they’ll be there up to the time it’s dissolved. Without this trellis of collective values, it would be hard for employees to interact, share their knowledge, develop, and shape the company’s success.
Workplace toxicity is a concern for businesses small and large, and the sooner it is addressed by the employer, the better. It only takes “one bad apple to spoil the bunch” because a dissatisfied employee brings down morale quickly. Complaining is contagious and causes productivity to come to a halt, making a company suffer its consequences. Rather than ignore the ‘squeaky wheel,’ it’s best for employers to counteract the problem before it affects everyone’s performance negatively.
On May 1st of 2019, Mexico’s Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare posted in the Federal Official Gazette the much-expected Labor Reform which modifies a large number of provisions of interest for the country’s workers, unions, companies, and legal societies. This labor reform in Mexico comes from the requirements to be in compliance with the Annex 23-A of the USMCA labor chapter, highlighting topics such as young people joining the workforce, outsourcing, minimum wage, collective bargaining agreements, new union confederations, labor ministry, among others.
With the start of a new decade comes many changes. The Bank of Mexico is estimating Mexico economic growth in 2020 between 0.2% to 0.7%. As of December 2019, Mexico’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 3.13% for the last five years. Such a competitive unemployment rate has drastic impacts on talent acquisition, development, and management. While the projections for this year are for the economy to continue to slow down, it has the potential to be challenging for hiring in Mexico. HR professionals can prepare themselves for these challenges by being aware of this years’ HR trends.