It’s a tough time to be in Human Resources.
The role of an HR professional is in flux both within individual companies, and globally, as we rethink all aspects of work spaces and remote working as a result of the pandemic. At the forefront of these changes, HR professionals are now undertaking new and vital responsibilities for ensuring employees’ health and wellbeing in the companies they represent, and handling complex employment decisions during the global health crisis.
It’s a steep learning curve, and HR professionals are being expected not just to climb the hill, but to pole-vault over it entirely.
In the recent years prior to the pandemic, HR professionals had to ensure that employees were capable of adapting to an increasingly digital workspace - a focus of some 50% of HR professionals surveyed in a 2019 report - with increasing reliance on integrated systems.