COVID-19 has affected the market workforce unprecedented. While every entity, industries, and organisations is at a different stage of “re-opening,” one constant for everybody is that the world of work will never be resurfacing the same.
The new work-from-home norms are a heightened importance of support and safety in the workplace that re-integrates work-life wide across all spectrums. This global pandemic has augmented the future of work faster than we could have ever expected.
As we move forward, Recruiters would play a crucial role in ensuring employees adjust as seamlessly as possible to these new work ethics. Here are some key strategies that Human Resources Personnel’s can use while adjusting to a post-pandemic world of work.
Majoring the art of Managing a Remote Workforce
The work-from-home reality is here, and it’s here to stay. With this new dynamics, organizations will have to adapt business models and devise new ways to incorporate technology into their workforce structures. HR will need new and innovative approaches to master the art of managing a remote and blended workforce.
First and foremost, HR teams need to ensure their processes are digital. During a time of volatility, the ability for organizations to make changes quickly is the key to managing a dispersed workforce. For example, cloud-based technology can provide the flexibility for HR teams to easily track the health and safety of their workforce, no matter where they are located, and in accordance with local data and regional regulations.
Deliver a Supportive Employee-Centric Experience
An employee to receive highest support from HR is more important now than ever before. Workers today are dealing with exceedingly high levels of stress in new work-from-home environments, and now have added layers of anxiety as businesses begin to reopen.
The health and safety of employees needs to be taken care of. And it’s up to HR to provide a supportive, safe, and positive workplace experience for their teams. No matter where they are physically.
One way to do this is by putting a heightened focus on benefits like flex-time schedules, child care, and mental health support. While remote work provides the flexibility to work on your own time, the reality is many employees feel they are now expected to be available around the clock. HR should recognize this, show compassion, and provide a supportive environment for their teams.
Refurnishing Work-Life Integration
It may be element to say there are downsides to the trend of new remote work lifestyle; the upside is employees are now home. It won’t be wrong to say that they are spending a quality time with their families, more are spending time with their children, also are reaping opportunities to have time for family, kith & kins, dinners, every day.
Earlier, they use to spend most of their time in the office however, the pandemic has allowed us to reverse those roles. Now, there’s an opportunity to organize work around our families.
There’s no doubt that the world of work will forever be different. And while the pandemic has resulted in terrible tragedy, we have to be able to look forward and be prepared to adapt to the new landscape. The future of work may be unknown. But it’s up to us to define it.