Whether through times of crisis, pandemics, technology, legislative changes or the ever-evolving workforce, what has always worked in the past may not be effective (or legal) any longer.
As HR professionals, we know that people are the core of every company. But, our jobs include so much more than just getting people into open positions!
Every company creates their own business strategies, and outlines what success will mean for their business. To achieve their goals they will need to know their product or service inside and out, and they’ll need the right team to execute their business strategies!
Due to COVID-19, many organizations are searching for ways to engage their newly virtual employees while still maintaining or upgrading their skillsets. It’s always important to remember basic instructional design principles when developing learning content, but when you’re producing a virtual training event, the implementation phase requires additional time and effort to ensure a positive learning experience for both the instructor and the participants.
Working from home used to sound like a dream for many office-dwellers before the COVID-19 pandemic made it a reality. Sure, the idea of rolling out of bed and checking emails in your pajamas with a coffee sounded great, but the reality has many people wanting to return to the structured days of working from the office.
As HR specialists, we know that having a difference in pay for men and women is not only illegal according to the equal pay act, but it creates an environment that can hold back amazing contributions from female staff. So wear red today for Equal Pay Day, and virtually show your support!
The US has been hit particularly hard with cases of COVID-19, and with many states requiring businesses to halt and people to stay home, employment has been greatly affected as well. With unemployment claims rising to over 3 million in recent weeks, it’s clear businesses are forced into making tough decisions with their workforce.
See Amy’s responses to questions about recruiting and retaining employees for modern businesses. In discussion with New Orleans City Business.