What Workforce Strategies Need to Be Implemented Post COVID as A HR?



What Workforce Strategies Need to Be Implemented Post COVID as A HR?

FEB 23, 2022

As we are overcoming the terror of the deadly virus, we see new changes and trends that are reshaping the world around us. The past two years have been quite disruptive for the human resource professionals as the outbreak of pandemics has reset the existing work trends and culture, hence HR managers and leaders need to think of new employee planning, management, performance evaluation strategies that will be the new normal. Here are some workforce trends that you can implement post-COVID as HR for hiring and retaining resources.

Say yes to remote and Hybrid work culture
According to a very recent study by Gartner 48% of employees would prefer to work from home or hybrid work culture after the outbreak of the pandemic. Before the pandemic, the number of people interested in remote working was only 38% says the same report. With this major shift towards remote and hybrid work culture, you will have to understand and explore scenarios and solutions for enabling the employees to collaborate digitally. Implement strategies that will boost employee experience and enable you to evaluate their performance even when they are not in the office.

Invest in Employee Personalization
Employees are the asset of an organization, making them feel the same can aid your employee engagement strategies. Introduce the practice of recognizing and motivating your employees with personalized emails from their managers or clients. You can also provide them personalized benefits like reimbursement for their work from home setup or gift them with vouchers or gifts on their achievements.

Focus on Employee Health policies
As an HR one of your responsibility is to look after the wellbeing of your employees which will ultimately contribute to their productivity and on-time delivery. To ensure that your employees are healthy and well you can introduce

  • Organize health checkups of your employees at least
  • Health insurance policies for your employees and their policies
  • Cleanliness and hygiene at the workplace
  • Better sick leave policies

Post-COVID workplace scenarios call for implanting policies that not only safeguard their health but also understand their needs. For example, an organization should have policies of working from home if employees or their family members are sick if they can deliver well.

Upskilling Employees
Technology is evolving and the needs of the market are changing dynamically hence to fill the gaps of the knowledge periodic upskilling of employees is very essential. You can arrange for project management or technology and skill courses and certification to keep your employees up to date with the needs of the market. It is also a way of showing appreciation for your employee’s contribution to the organization and motivating them to do better. Upskilling employees is an important aspect of employee management strategy in recent times.

Increase automation in HR processes
Automated technologies for collaboration and communication are going to bring a huge change in the HR process in the post-COVID times. Human resource management is considered highly manual. Tedious and manual HR works like HR checklists, new hire paperwork, and reimbursement requests if automated can help HRs to focus more on high-value, people-first tasks.