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As the COVID has subsided everything in the last year, thanks to the distribution of vaccines, many organizations are adapting to continue their work. Most of the commonplace activities such as meeting, afternoon beers in the office, and other workplace activities feel as they are the dream rather than the reality. 

Pandemic had taught us to take transit from office to home office or remote work. And so in this pandemic, we have seen challenges employees are juggling the use of offices combined with living spaces and collaborating in out-of-office environments. 

In all these changes the HR managers have faced many issues. Therefore, the transition towards new things has extended the role of the HR department to toom the business in the right direction. HR strategies have faced challenging challenges for employees and business which hs shown sufficient adaptability in ensuring high levels of employee cohesion. There were huge recruitment and onboarding in brand new circumstances.

Moving towards a new normal way HR managers are approaching life in this pandemic in many ways for instance monetary allowances to help employees, creating a cheerful environment to go a long way.

Whereas when it comes to tackling mental health issues and keeping staff stays motivated, engaged, and productive, it is too hectic to think about what will work and whatnot. By keeping tis in the mind let’s discuss how companies are adapting to change employment landscape as we begin our transition into the new normal. 

Prioritizing Business Continuity

In this time of the second wave of COVID 19, many businesses have found themselves flat-footed by the pandemic. Suddenly, the organization which is relied on its in-house collaboration is now looking for new ways to work in a remote environment. New employees need to be hired virtually and contracts need to be signed when parties are not in the same room. This big change brings digital services into the room within the company.

But the great thing is that pandemic has shown how far many organizations from being digitalized. Many organizations have struggled to modernize their paper-based HR processes in signing off bonuses and changes to employee contracts. 

Many of us have shifted now from office to home office and our interest in remote working is getting stronger. Keeping this in mind any investment in technology can help a business to leverage its benefits. 

Recruitment Transformation

Companies are increasingly looking to redefine the recruitment process in a bid to move towards a more cost-effective and effective operating model. This means hiring applicants applicant with more interchangeable skills who are intelligent of operating in a more dynamic working environment prone to transformation and change. 

This means hiring more tech-savvy employees who can work remotely without any technical help. HR departments are wisely using the gig economy more efficiently in the future by hiring contingent workers or subcontractors who can work temporarily. 

Deploying emerging technologies for recruitment and onboarding of employees to optimize productivity and efficiency. With the help of AI, augmentation, and virtual reality can be used to manage big data of the hiring process. Even, blockchain can be used in the future for employee background verifications. 

Appreciating The Value of Worker Wellbeing

Companies that are going through huge digital transformation need an HR department that respects that these changes have been done as per the employee’s wellbeing.

Today, more than ever the future of work equalities to the future of employees’ wellbeing. The growth of digital transformation and working from home means that the employee has fewer opportunities to fully switch off by logging off and leaving the office, and the work stress and work-life integration and dealing with the pandemic, HR managers can play a vital role in aiding worker wellbeing has never been more imperative.

Adapting New Normal

As we are aware from the huge transition from the age of pandemic to the new normal, employees’ stress and insecurities will move away from the impact of the health crisis and towards concerns relating to a life spent working from home. Here, Hr Managers need to anticipate these changes in employee wellness and address them at scale. 

Managing from uncertain times to adapting to new normal changes, HR managers can aid their employees to be more productive. Using your values as a filter means less stress, more time, and better results. 

Happy Working!

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