Diversity in the workplace was always one of the hottest topics in the HR industry, but in recent years, it has become a major goal for companies. As the world is changing and shrinking, more work is taking place at a global level, the need for a diverse workforce that is culturally competent has become a must. Even before you set diversity & inclusion goals for your company, here are some critical questions to check your organisation’s readiness for a diverse work culture.
Research is increasingly pointing out to the growth of the alternative workforce, both out of choice and necessity are gaining momentum. However, simply transitioning to the gig way of work as a measure of cost control can bring with it many new challenges which in the long run will cost organisations dearly. thought, once you are ready, the question is how can HR prepare for a smooth implementation of a gig workforce?
Despite the ability to do work at any place and any time, we are still slaves to routines that were put in place before the pandemic. For any employee, senior or junior, to be successful in the new way of work, they will first need to unlearn certain hard-wired lessons. Here are six areas to unlearn which will help your employees adapt to new ways of working with speed and precision:
In the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic, health and well-being have gained centre-stage both professionally and personally. For many decades now the way employers look at corporate wellness programmes has been reactive. But now it is time for business and talent leaders to redefine the purpose of wellness programmes. Here are a few practical ways to reboot your employee wellness programme in a pandemic era…
While leaders are keeping the ball rolling by finding ways to sustain and drive the business, HR went into crisis response mode at the onset of the pandemic. Nevertheless, the pandemic isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and to deal with this swiftly changing work environment, HR’s must make it their mission to take into consideration these critical aspects that are now permanently a part of the future of work.
A good WFH policy sets the right expectations and creates channels and infrastructure that not only supports working from home but also tackles challenges that come up when you take employees out of the office. As several companies globally are deciding to incorporate this way of working into their structure, it is important from the HR perspective to formulate good WFH policy. Here are 4 considerations to draft an ideal WFH policy.
Inadvertently, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink our work cultures, workspaces, and work relationships. It has laid down the foundation for a new ecosystem. While there is no one-solution-fits-all approach, HR needs to start thinking about things cohesively. And here are a few pertinent questions that will help to broadly outline some of the top priorities for HR teams as we come out of lockdown.
More than half of the world’s population is under lockdown to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), a public health emergency that has already claimed thousands of lives and sparked fears of a global recession. This has not only had a profound impact on our mental and physical well-being but also on our world of work. Here are some early markers on how this is changing employee culture for the future…
It’s official now that the lockdown has been extended till May 17 in the country. This would mean that all of us would be under lockdown for nearly two months starting from March-end, and we have to adjust to the new normal in the days to come. We don’t know when things will normalise or be as they were before, and the uncertainty is only growing. But we will slowly have to get back to work, and on our feet, and learn to cope with the situation. There are a host of unanswered questions and doubts that crop up. As part of a plan to ensure the smooth transition into back-to-work mode, here are a few more things we can cover…
The Coronavirus has indeed created a new world order, and things may never be as they were before. Until the government decides the definitive course of action and comes out with detailed protocols, here are a few things we can begin to think of and do to be prepared.