The post-pandemic workplace won’t be a return to normalcy, nor will it be a total continuation of the necessary changes that the workforce had to undergo over the past year.
Instead, it is likely that businesses will take components, like remote working, on-demand models, distributed teams, and apply it for the future in a more flexible manner.
While innovation has taken a back seat during this tumultuous time, it is expected to pick up again. Still, business leaders will need to make improving employee skill sets a priority moving forward
According to McKinsey, nine in 10 executives stated they were expecting or actually experiencing a skills gap, which means that closing the gap is becoming more challenging.
Knowing this, it’s clear that hiring and training full-time employees for every single role is complicated.
Accessing talent can be difficult, especially when leaders have to account for the slow down in projects, overspending and more. This is why so many companies are adopting on-demand freelancers that are already highly-trained in their skills and can play an important component to the team.
But improving the hiring process will be essential. Having a team of qualified experts ready to work is a good way to onboard talent quickly.
In order to onboard, businesses need to have a clear view of their expectations and outcomes in order to produce the best work.