The driving force of any decision made in the last year, professionally or personally, has been “The pandemic has changed things”. While that is an understatement, it does encapsulate the many difficult decisions companies had to make to navigate the uncharted waters of the time. Now we are at a point where companies and stakeholders can think of a world without the pandemic restrictions, even if it is not possible to be free of COVID itself. That has culminated in hybrid models around the world. We have already looked at how that has benefitted and enhanced employee experience.
HR is no longer a back-office function and HR leaders have become the champions of contemporary times. In addition, talent retention has become the centrepiece of any organizational strategy that is the result of wanting to compete and succeed. Nevertheless, such companies will have three pressing challenges to face up to this year.