• Wellbeing and Work-Life

    Holistic Wellbeing: An individual’s wellbeing is not just physical health. It is also about cognitive and emotional health. You, as an employer, have a significant impact on the well-being of your employee. Furthermore, being isolated for an extended period, such as in the case of WFH, can cause employees to experience mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and panic. HR can offer support through employee assistance programs mindfulness, nutrition, and financial counseling. The channels of support the organization provides are beneficial for the employees. Nevertheless, when employees feel valued and supported, they return the favor by bringing the best of themselves in terms of productivity and performance.

  • The disruptions in all facets of life and business by the coronavirus pandemic are undoubtedly unprecedented. The HR department is the major catalyst in supporting the changes in the workplace. It manages the life cycle of the employees: recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and separation. They have had to deal with a continuous blitzkrieg of challenges for the employees. Despite the disturbances, 60% of companies have hired at least 1 new employee since March 2020. Nevertheless, HR’s role lies beyond the above-mentioned functions. At its core, HR’s main objective is to support an organization’s employees. As businesses continue to adapt to the new normal, existing employees will need more support than ever before. First and foremost, they must rethink, reimagine and reconsider how they nurture and develop talent, service delivery and gain organizational strength through a progressive HR strategy.

  • Not many of us have been lucky enough, or unlucky enough, to spend as much time at home as we have spent in 2020. Companies across the globe dispersed their workforce and resources to work-from-home and have become the norm since. Nevertheless, today’s collaborations tools like Slack, Trello, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, etc., have made it possible for employees to do this. In several cases, where physical presence is avoidable, it becomes optional for employees to continue staying at home or come to the office. This arrangement has given to the ‘Hybrid Working’ models and ‘Hybrid Teams where some members telecommute while others come to the office.