What human resources teams of various companies pulled off during the pandemic was simply magnificent. It’s time you trusted them with more power and made them superhuman resources.
All kinds of companies in all types of industries underwent a massive change during the pandemic. It began with the obligation to change, but gradually took the shape of reimagining the core processes around which your business revolves. And within all this, was a small team who was silently working to make this historic shift possible.
“I don’t think we’re surviving a global pandemic to do things in the same way,” says Laurie Ruettimann, author, entrepreneur, and host of Punk Rock HR podcast.
Like Laurie, many HR professionals have their opinions about giving a new shape to your existing environment. Given the right authority and control, these superhuman resources can help create organizations resilient to almost all types of shift.
Expect remote work to become standard
With the pandemic threat lurking at every corner of the globe, working remotely was the only solution for business continuity. However, HR leaders cannot use it as a tool for crisis all the time. Organizations need to master this skill and empower employees to use it like a mainstream office infrastructure.
The role of technology is going to be immense. As you approach 2021, you must empower your HR to invest in technology that will help create enhanced, streamlined employee experience.
Today’s HR teams are more involved in the digital transformation process than any other department. Think of ways how you can prioritize their needs when it comes to maintaining employee morale, well being, communications, and technology.
Support and Inclusion will be the key even post pandemic
According to a survey that interviewed 751 HR leaders and 1510 employees across US, UK, and Australia:
- 2020 was the most stressful year in their career
- Remote working has been the biggest challenge
- Doing more in less time by unifying HR technology has more importance
These data points clearly indicate the need to show more recognition and support to employees.
Apart from recognition and performance appraisals, organizations that invested in the right workplace tools and technologies have progressed comparatively better.
Experts claim that diversity, equity, and inclusion were the top workforce trends of 2020 and this is not going downstream anytime in the next 5 years.
Authorize your HR leaders to leverage Integrated HR Technology Platforms that can facilitate efficient recognition and appreciation.
Organizations of today have the real opportunity in front of them to recreate a workforce that is future-proof against any kind of natural calamity. Give your superhuman resources the superpowers they rightfully deserve and your revenue or growth will see no downfall come what may.