The COVID-19 crisis has seen people adapt to new ways of living, working and forging relationships. Nowadays, employees are increasingly turning to their employers for guidance on how to adapt to the changing work culture and prepare for the coming times.
The pandemic has therefore forced HR leaders to rethink their mission and propose new ways of working, learning and collaborating across the enterprise. And, there are certain factors that will influence the roles of HR drastically.
With the extreme penetration of work from home culture, managing work/life balance and the added pressure of dealing with the coronavirus, it has become more so important to help workers in securing a healthy life. New HR jobs will be created to drive employee wellness as a business strategy rather than merely an office perk. New roles of HRs will demand them to be even workplace environment architect, who will ensure offices and workplaces are designed with the health and wellness of stakeholders in mind.
HR professionals are in a unique position to be guardians of ethical and responsible workplaces. The ever increasing reach of artificial intelligence’s area, where every decision is based on data, increases the necessity to create systems to ensure that there are fairness, transparency and accountability within HR leadership.
Planning as well as Facilitating
In the post-pandemic world, most of the processes will go virtual, from meetings to employee training. Therefore, new HR roles will be created around these compulsions: From remote-working facilitators to oversee the integration and engagement of the remote workforce. This will help in planning and implementing the best remote workforce programmes.
Teams of humans and machines will lead to the creation of new HR roles focusing on cooperative working. HR leaders have to try to increase cooperation rather than competition and create a new seamless collaboration between technological advancements and human experiences.