2020 is the year of one of the most challenging economic downhills ever. Even though there are those who can survive the crisis, many are not so fortunate. Of course, it is only about fortune to be able to handle such crisis. The ability to adapt and think quick while pivoting to the right path are some of the reasons why few businesses are still standing strong now. There have been many shifts going on in business industry including how marketing strategies are implemented, pivoting business plan, and how to navigate human resources.
Human resources trends after the pandemic wave
There is promising hope this year as vaccination program start running all around the world. However, the shifts caused by the pandemic are predicted to remain and new normal will be what we can expect in business industry as well. Human resources is also important part in business industry and your company. What possible changes it might have from the covid-19?
In the beginning of the pandemic and work from home policy, many doubted that it would run successfully. However, there have been many business and organizations alike out there who prove they can work remotely effectively. In 2021, many companies start weighing down the possibility of continuing at-home workforce. Hence, you may also need to consider if the positive outcomes outweigh the negative ones. If the answer is yes then you have to provide proper tools, dedicated workspace, social support structures, etc.
Tracking the success of a workforce is harder when in-person connection and observation is being limited. This way, human resources department may consider the use of analytic. It is even predicted to play a big role in the upcoming years to provide data that will help in decision-making process. Data that will be measured is the one that is the most related to the development and performance management.
It is also predicted that in 2021, there will be a feature of radical workplace changes. The main focus of human resources will be on individual well-being. Designing work for well-being will be one of the most top priorities of human resources within business industry. It also include unleashing worker potential, setting new directions building solid team, etc.
Employee monitoring has been an issue since remote work environment started. With the limit of in-person interaction, managers have harder time to monitor employees. This has led to monitoring technique that is considered bothersome to many employees. In 2021, it is important to create a monitoring system that can help manager to ensure the productivity of employees without invading employees’ personal privacy.
Job skill set is predicted to be affected by the change caused by the pandemic. Human resources professionals will expand job sets for existing personnel and finding for adjacent skill sets with new personnel. Finding talents who will have the ability to pivot and adjust to new job demands is what human resources professionals will do. Human resources in business industry surely will be challenged in recruiting, training, and managing a workforce.