• About 90% of industries have suffered an abrupt and sharp downward growth in the last 8 or so months. This has had its ripple effects on the various departments that carry a company forward, including HR and Talent Acquisitions (TA). Organizations have cut down on recruitments and trimmed down on head count as a result of hit they have had to take financially. The reduction in headcount is also a result of health concerns as many companies have resumed working onsite, i.e., from their respective offices; and hence cannot risk not maintaining social distancing.

     

    Today, as companies and business leaders have begun to look ahead and consider the end of the pandemic, TA teams has also got their jobs cut out for them. They have to consider all the different ways their organization can move forward, talent-wise, post the ongoing pandemic; and adapt to the scenario. The economy will and has to rebound but it will not return to the shape it was pre-pandemic for a long time, or may not. Companies will streamline their operations to the changing environment in attempts to return to more typical production and hiring levels. Here are 5 predictions that will give you an idea of what’s to come.


  • The switch to remote working for companies was swift and unexpected. If you are a manager or team leader, this may leave you concerned about maintaining work-flow and employee productivity. But, on the contrary, a lot of companies found the problem faced by their employees to be the struggle to maintain a positive Work-Life balance. As a matter of fact, a lot of the employees found themselves working way past working hours, even sending out or replying to email even at 10 PM. While this may not be the sign of productivity a lot of individuals who work remotely have found this change to be productive. A study conducted by the Forbes magazine found that 58% of the 50-member team they studied said that they found it more productive to work from home.


  • Having a great organizational culture is like being on legendary sports team. Culture helps keep the team in sync and great team is the one where each member can play to their strengths. A lot of people believe that to maintain a productive work culture, there has to be regular cadence of face-time. But in reality, this is not necessarily the case.  The adoption of work-from-home practices are increasing year-on-year and has reached a fever pitch at the on-set of Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. This accelerated pace in change in operational landscape has made it all the more important for your organization to adapt an appropriate remote working culture to ensure productivity, stability and professional growth of your employees. If you are in a company who is considering adopting a remote working culture, here are some useful points to keep in mind.