A new year and vaccine distribution does not necessarily mean the workforce is ready to go back to the way things once were. In fact, it is likely that the way we work will never be the same.
In the meantime, business leaders have the better part of last year to have a more insight into what their employees need out of the workplace.
Although remote working has been a key player in evolving the way we work, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
This is why experts are predicting a boom in hybrid work arrangements, where companies combine both remote working and in-office attendance.
However, offices will serve a new purpose. Instead of a place where employees attend five days a week for all things work-related, they will become collaboration hubs for work that is most effectively done in person.
So how do companies prepare for this new way of operating?
It starts with attracting and recruiting top talent, and the best way to do so is through a repeatable process.
By reviewing credentials, executing job tryouts and utilizing assessment tools to have a better understanding of a candidates’ skills, companies are guaranteed to find the best fit for their needs.
When a new member joins the team, the first thing they should get a real feel for is company culture. Culture that focuses on accountability, collaboration, community and connection will be key to a healthy workforce.