The pandemic has created a seismic shift in the way Human Resources departments operate. As companies have shifted to remote working, HR departments have had to adapt to the new normal and make sure that employee wellbeing, job satisfaction and productivity remain at the forefront.
One of the biggest changes has been the way HR teams have had to think about onboarding and training new employees. With remote work, there is no longer the ability to have in-person meetings or trainings which have been replaced by virtual team meetings and online learning modules. HR teams have had to become more creative in how they engage with new employees, such as creating video tutorials and providing one-on-one support.
In addition, HR departments have had to rethink employee engagement. With the majority of employees now working remotely, HR teams have had to come up with new ways to make sure employees stay connected and involved. This includes virtual team building activities and online forums for employees to discuss and share ideas.
Finally, the pandemic has also had a huge impact on workplace safety. HR departments have had to develop new policies regarding workplace safety to make sure employees are protected from the virus. This includes introducing safety protocols such as temperature checks, contact tracing, and providing PPE.
Overall, the pandemic has created a new reality for HR teams which has required them to be more agile and creative. HR departments have had to find new and innovative ways to onboard, engage, and protect employees. As the pandemic continues, HR teams will continue to evolve and adapt to the changing landscape. For assistance in navigating this new reality in your business, reach out to our team today!