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The Road Map to Re-Opening the Workplace

The Road Map to Re-Opening the Workplace

As companies reboot their businesses to adapt to new realities, they need to build on several lessons they’ve learned over the past year – from equipping their business models to be sustainable and resilient, ensuring their employees have the right skills to navigate a continuously disrupting future and identifying specific focus areas to drive growth, the return to the workplace means a new agenda for the HR function.

Through a series of expert conversations, the #Reboot Work Week brought to experts to bring together a roadmap with ideas and solutions to navigate an uncertain future.

Mapping employee health and safety priorities for 2021

If there’s one organizational pillar that companies are going to strive towards, it is to maintain employee health and safety. 2020 was the most stressful year ever as many employees worked from home – coupled with the anxiety of the virus; they also worked longer hours at the risk of burnout. As the pandemic raged, 78 percent of the workforce said that it negatively affected their mental health, according to Oracle’s AI at Work-Study.

While companies are already engaged in several steps to improve health and safety, there’s a need to re-look at several monitoring and aligning processes – from leveraging wearables, tracking mental health, and enabling traceability without liability and data privacy issues, HR teams should handhold employees.

In this deep-dive podcast, Shaakun Khanna, Head of Human Capital Management Applications, Asia Pacific, Oracle Corporation, and Yasmin Taj, Managing Editor, People Matters discussed use cases of how technology is transforming the conversations on health and safety and how it is freeing up HR to focus on critical human connections.

Revamping learning: Integrating innovations in the flow of work

One of the major shifts in the new workplace is a renewed focus and priority on learning. As companies went remote, there were new skills that became important – from digital dexterity to soft skills and personal time management. Companies today need to align technologies that are grounded in principles that reinforce intentionality and a growth mindset, they also need to help employees put into practice their learning.

In this podcast, listen to Rowan Tonkin Senior Director, Human Resource Transformation, Oracle Corporation, and Yasmin Taj, Managing Editor, People Matters as they talk about how to rethink learning journeys – from building learning-based connections, integrating learning in the flow of work, and creating an opportunity marketplace, there are new steps that need to be introduced.

Mapping new hiring journeys – Process, experience, and priorities

As companies design a new workplace to cope with new workplace expectations with newer insights, and opportunities, there’s a need to rethinking recruiting. From the ability to access remote talent from anywhere to reinventing the new onboarding process and rethinking candidate experience, there’s a need for a new hiring journey. Experts reflect on the changing journeys.


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