• Happy and productive employees are the building blocks of a successful company. It is true that companies have to consider the various ways they can retain their employees during difficult times. This is an especially stressing subject even as we reach the end of 2020. Social distancing is still in effect in the UAE and we are still wearing our masks out of fear of the law and for our health. It is quite a tricky situation to find the right balance of working from home and from office as we continue to strive to bring things back to normal. This is when it becomes important adopting creative ways to keep your employees motivated and totodoootoloyal to your leadership and in the company. Here are 5 Employee Retention Strategies for you to consider.


  • Effective communication and a shared vision within a team can counteract the effects of isolation or physical separation among remotely working teams. Studies suggest that virtual team building activities have the power to make remote teams feel like tight-knit groups even when separated physically. Virtual team building is the process of leveraging purpose, vision and enthusiasm to boost employee morale and commitment. Employees have to feel included and experience being in the loop while working from geographically separate locations. These activities become essential especially because of the below reasons.


  • 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.