Small businesses are likely to adapt to transformed work norms

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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 HR leaders must break outdated perspectives and adapt to a reconfigured job market, discarding the belief that employees are most productive when they are in the office. 

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