Small businesses are likely to adapt to transformed work norms

  • Home
  • Articles
  • Small businesses are likely to adapt to transformed work norms

Unprecedented change during the pandemic is requiring human resources practitioners to break old mindsets and adapt to profound shifts in the job market. 

Adaptive practices and advanced HR technology are proving critical as businesses navigate the new world of hiring and employment, an article on Tech Bullion suggests. Among the things the pandemic taught us is that it has become increasingly clear that HR leaders need to rethink traditional approaches to employment. In particular, businesses must move away from the belief that employees are most productive when they are in the office. And with this increased integration of remote and hybrid workforces, utilizing cutting-edge HR management software continues to be increasingly valuable.

The article suggests that small businesses are more likely to easily adapt to the transformed work habits and models. Because they are set up to adapt more fluidly. 

Human resources management must tackle the following challenges if they want to adapt to employment norms that have been reshaped by the pandemic. 

The effects of the Great Resignation

While some may think that the Great Resignation has come and gone, the reality is the opposite, the article read. In February 2022, resignations and job openings both neared record highs, and the layoff rate settled near a historic low. What was once called The Great Resignation can now more correctly be known as the Sustained Resignation as employee turnover remains consistent, fueled by hybrid and remote work. To resolve this, employers must look into the reported causes for resignations – low pay, a lack of opportunities for advancement, and feeling disrespected at their workplace as significant factors in their desire to find change. 

Technology-assisted HR

To successfully evolve with the dynamic new landscape, companies – and their HR departments – must adapt to advanced technology and programming. Equipped with cutting-edge HR technology, HR leaders will be able to proactively help their companies embrace a world featuring an empowered workforce and the rise of hybrid and remote work.

Equipped HR

Those companies that utilize digital workspace technologies backed by adapted work policies will have a more extensive ability to provide what employees seek. HR leaders must break outdated perspectives and adapt to a reconfigured job market, discarding the belief that employees are most productive when they are in the office. 

Read more here.

Start your
journey today

  • Independent
  • Secure
  • Transparent

Access fantastic talent at world-leading prices

Scale your business fast while reducing costs —
the average all-in employment costs in the
Philippines are typically 70% less than its
Western counterparts

Philippines United Kingdom Australia United States
Software Developer
HR Manager
Team Leader
Copy Writer
Customer Service
Virtual Assistance
Select a role to view salaries
Philippines $7,221
United Kingdom $39,913
Australia $62,653
United States $81,994

Avoid guesswork. Talk to the experts, free.

Get 3 free quotes

You can save 70% on staff costs, whilst driving quality & growth. Connect with an outsourcing expert to see how outsourcing can transform your business.

Why choose us?
  • Independent and unrivalled expertise
  • We carefully match you from 2,300+ leading suppliers
  • Access to Outsourcing Savings Calculator & Report

Get Started

How many staff to outsource?

About OA

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source of independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between world-leading outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 5,000 articles, 450+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 3,900+ BPO companies… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about – and engage with – outsourcing.

About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.