HR’s role transformation post-COVID-19 crisis



“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people not on strategies.” – Lawrence Bossidy

If you ever wear a glove you will understand the role it plays. Depending upon the size of your hand, the glove too will shape itself. It may sound arbitrary, but over the last few months, as the pandemic COVID19 unleashed itself all across the globe, most of the people who are a part of the HR team have had to act like gloves.

HR the front runner: In trying times like the current ones, almost everyone in the professional world has been forced to change the way they work and continue operations. In fact, just like our doctors and nurses are on the front line of the medical field, in the business sector the frontline players are the people from the HR field. As the forefront of all core operations is set to change, it falls upon the HR team to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the company is able to adapt to all these swift changes.

Aspects of Focus: Since all organizations and their core strategies depend on people, it is understood  that in the coming months and years post the COVID19 crisis, a lot is set to change. Let us take a closer look at the ways in which HR will get revolutionized in the times to come.

Tech-driven Remote Work Ambience: Had technology not been such an integral part of our lives, probably the damage caused by the pandemic would have been magnified. With the comfort that most organizations already had with remote work adaptability, it became easier for organizations to carry on working even from their homes. With the sync being steady between the management and the employees, now a communication strategy and channel need to be established with the support and back office functioning teams. There are a few more things that HR will have to work upon in the coming days such as:

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