Re-inventing HR acceleration of remote work
Remote employees also give the advantage of hiring from anywhere and tapping into a larger talent pool. Companies can hire the best talent, irrespective of physical boundaries. Whether in-office or remote, a great employee experience matters and it has become one of the most crucial factors in determining the retention rate of a company. An additional tip is to focus on keeping your employees mentally healthy and keeping mental health conversations with the remote team. Managing remote workers can be a bit challenging as all are situated in different places and conditions, but it can be done with proper planning and effort.
The pandemic forced HR managers to adapt to a changing workplace. It made them realize the importance of flexibility and agility. A fully remote working model was required when the pandemic was at its peak and a hybrid model was required when things started getting better.
Post-pandemic, the hybrid working model is here to stay, as many workers felt they could be more productive when they had the freedom to work from anywhere. It also gave them time and space to focus on other aspects of their lives. People looking for a job today will prefer an employer offering flexible working conditions over an employer who wants them to come to the office five to six days a week.
To adapt to the changing workplace, it becomes important to speed up your HR functions that are more suitable for remote work or a hybrid working model. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Hiring and managing a remote workforce requires companies to stay on top of the game with HR tech tools that help to manage remote workers. All HR functions, i.e, sourcing, recruiting, onboarding, training, and performance management, to name a few, have to take place through screens and that requires advanced HR tech tools that prioritize employee and candidate experience. Good HR technology should be seen as more of an investment rather than an expense because they help in managing personnel in a better way.
As remote employees work from wherever they want and are not able to see the team face-to-face, they feel disoriented and isolated. In a situation like this, it takes more effort to increase employee engagement as human interaction is reduced to screens. Keep informal sessions to know your remote workers on a personal level and build a meaningful connection with them.
Be available for your team
Remote workers are scattered through different time zones and they may be comfortable with different technologies. A good manager always keeps the doors open for his remote workers and is available to them during their need. Workers should feel welcome to share their concerns anytime they face an issue.
Work and personal life can get mixed up and boundaries between them may get blurred while working from home. Thus, it becomes even more important to emphasize work-life balance. Your employees will not prove productive for your company if they get exhausted and burned out. Also, plan all the work properly to avoid any last-minute burden on the workers.
Alok Nidhi Gupta has built this high tech company from scratch as Co-creator of the organization and lead the organization that filed patents in Smart Metering fields. He has been instrumental in the entire design & development of TalentRecruit’s software offerings, it is under his leadership that recruiters across industries have come to rely on TalentRecruit’s robust solutions.