2020 was a big year that enforced numerous workplace changes, and a lot of those modifications will become a permanent component of employee experiences in 2021. With a whole list of foresight for the coming year, there are certain particular ones for which the employee experience leaders to pay attention to. Amongst the findings, there are things such as automation flourishing in techniques that help workers, remote work being extensively permanent, and a drastic shift in the role of HR managers.
Here are some ways in which the employee experience will change in 2021:
Remote Working Will Remain High
Remote working is the new normal. It has a lasting increase of 300% over pre-COVID-19 levels. Almost half of the US workers said they want to work remotely more frequently after the pandemic has abated. The work from home will transform the employee experience in a lot of ways, and nowadays, remote working is a standard alternative when seeking new jobs. Remote work is expected to reshape talent acquisition, swaying right into talent intruding, as the most alluring workers seek location-skeptic work possibilities entirely supported by anywhere-work tradition and culture.
Remote Work Expectations Will Need Policy Overhauls
Remote working means that the cost and accountability are shifted from organization to worker, and some nations have already taken notice and are responding accordingly. For instance, in Germany, a recommended bill would make work from home a right, and some of the US state authorities are working on strategies to require company reimbursement for expenses such as computers and internet access. Over time, it is expected that more local governments will create or update these policies. So take proper actions now to turn the work-from-home policies into accurately funded plans for employing and retaining high-performing employees.
HR Will Become Strategy And Not Liability-Focused
Remote working is the new norm, and with that comes the necessity to work closely with the IT department to coordinate with employees working remotely, operating with CFOs to coordinate resources, and a new method to employee hiring and training. HR needs to start analyzing what a post-pandemic workforce will look like and how to best suit its requirements. This will require more than merely reacting to issues.
In 2021, the employees will be supported by robotic process automation, software bots, or artificial intelligence (AI) in their daily work. These things will help the employees in taking rote and yielding a higher employee experience. For organizations, it is better to focus more on the automation efforts on helping the staff be more effective.
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