2022 trends: evolving workplace safety

Organisations across the globe have faced various challenges over the last 2 years. We’ve all learnt that things can quite literally change overnight and for many there have been times where it has felt as though nothing will ever be certain. But with challenges comes opportunities - opportunities to learn, reimagine and evolve - and that’s the mindset we’re starting 2022 with, and we encourage you to adopt that mindset too.

We’ve seen a lot of business trends emerge over the past 18-24 months; some are new and some have simply been accelerated as a result of the pandemic. Looking ahead to the rest of the year, below we’ve shared an insight into our thoughts around what business trends we can expect to see in 2022 and tips for how you can follow them to help you evolve your workplace safety procedures.

Smarter, more agile businesses

If we’ve learnt one thing from the last 2 years, it’s that being able to respond quickly to change can be critical. Whether it’s adapting to comply with new national or industry regulations, shifting to a remote workforce, or satisfying a change in customer demand, flexibility is going to be the key to success in 2022 and beyond. Organisations are going to be looking at ways to be more efficient by rethinking current processes and introducing new concepts.

Digital transformation is essential

As we all look to become smarter and agile, it’s no surprise that we’re turning to technology to help us streamline our processes. Digital transformation is not a new concept; in fact, organisations have been going through digital transformations for quite a few years now. However, the difference this year is that digital transformation is no longer just a trendy concept to appear more modern; it has become essential for streamlining business processes, improving customer experience and managing the modern workplace.

Adopting modern ways of working

With The Great Resignation, a trend that started at the beginning of 2021 due to a rise in hybrid and remote working as a result of the pandemic, if you’re yet to adopt modern ways of working and it’s possible for your organisation to, now is the time to do it. Flexible and hybrid working are no longer seen as a perk by employees. Job seekers are making this a priority from the get-go and many of the working population are leaving jobs to work for companies that offer flexibility.

Employee wellbeing is crucial

Another factor contributing towards The Great Resignation has been toxic workplace culture. The pandemic pushed many people to make their mental health a priority, which has subsequently led to employees leaving jobs where they don’t feel fulfilled or their wellbeing doesn’t seem important to the company. Particularly with more organisations implementing hybrid working and thus seeing employees face-to-face less often, it’s crucial to create a good company culture where your workforce know you care about their wellbeing. As Richard Branson once said: “If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple.”

How can Sign In App help your organisation evolve?

Sign In App makes all of the above possible - providing you with smart and flexible tools to help you manage the modern workplace and streamline your health and safety processes.

  • Need to introduce new site policies to improve health and safety and comply with regulations? Updating existing policies and messages and adding new ones is quick and easy with Sign In App and you can tailor them to each visitor group.

  • Improve health and safety processes with technology. Safety is at the heart of Sign In App’s features. Safety Check has you covered when managing entry requirements, Safety+ evacuation reports help to make your emergency evacuations fast and efficient, and lots more.

  • Looking for a solution to manage your hybrid workforce? Our Companion app allows employees to sign in and out using their smartphone whether they’re working from home or in the office; timesheets automatically calculates hours worked and you can access a report from the online portal.

  • With Spaces, our desk and meeting room add-on, employees can book a space when they’re working from the office, allowing you to manage capacity and get smarter with the use of your office space.

  • Using custom fields, you can check on your employees’ wellbeing when they sign in or out. E.g. when they sign out on a Friday, you might ask “how has your week been?”

Sign In App has helped our community in a wide variety of industries across the globe navigate through all the changes and challenges they’ve been faced with over the last 2 years and this will continue to fuel new developments and enhancements that are coming up in 2022. If you’d like more information about any of the features we’ve shared above or want to learn more about how Sign In App could help your organisation evolve, get in touch with the team. Our customer experience team is available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week on live chat, phone and email; start a chat with us here.