Right now, it may be challenging to manage remote employees but the way employers are managing this crisis will surely lead to positive changes. Using new technologies and latest methods help HR people to successfully manage a remote workforce and keep employees productive during the transition.
If the human resource team enhances below mentioned skills, then it can support their employees in the transition to working from home. Let’s see how developing certain skills can help HR professionals to cope up with this ‘new normal’ situation and help their staff to be on the same page.
- Be tech-savvy
Regular HR tasks such as recruitment of remote employees, onboarding process of new joinees, online induction, training etc. is now possible with the use of advanced technology.
So, invest in HRMS software and help organizations to ease the gap left by a rushed switch from office to home. Its wide range of modules like online recruitment management system, payroll system, attendance management supports all HR-related activities.
- Improve Communication
Due to coronavirus outbreak, HR leaders need to focus on various tasks including, revision of remote work policies, and sanitization at the workplace, employee engagement and monitoring employees’ mental health and so on. But, even if you are loaded with so many activities, ‘communication’ is necessary for employees.
One of the best ways to manage communication with your remote staff is by accessing to online tools. As an HR, employees expect you to be available to support remote workforce and resolve their queries. In such cases, you can use HR chatbot tool so that employees’ queries can be answered immediately.
- Say ‘NO’ to distractions
This is potentially a long-term situation that we’ll need to adjust to, so avoid distractions. Block out distractions and assume you are in the office. Avoid getting involved in housework and personal calls during working hours. Remove social media extensions and turn off chat and/or message notifications.
- Planning is the key!
This Pandemic is impacting corporates very badly, so reschedule your plan and strategies so that companies can manage these changing dynamics of businesses. Create a strong business continuity plan and make sure all your staff has the necessary hardware and software as the picture is still not clear about for how long your employees need to work from home.