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The Changing Dynamics of Workforce Management amidst COVID-19

By HR Tech Outlook | Friday, August 07, 2020

The primary concern is for health, hygiene, and sanitation. This has become an integral part of customer expectations. These norms are not only what the customer expects but have also become essential guidelines companies need to adhere to strictly.

Fremont, CA: The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed lives and livelihoods all around the world. The virus has impacted each industry and forced business leaders to rethink their strategies. Customer teams that work to serve vulnerable individuals have been exposed to an all-new definition of customer care. The impact of the pandemic has been across all sectors and on businesses of all sizes. In addition, it has also affected the core principles of each business. The focus has shifted from customer journeys and satisfaction metrics to addressing what the customer needs. Uncertainty is in the air, and businesses are striving to ensure a sense of new normality. Customers have become increasingly vulnerable, and brands have had to put in extra efforts to ensure the continuity of their relationship with customers.

Top 10 Workforce Management Consulting/Service Companies - 2020The primary concern is for health, hygiene, and sanitation. This has become an integral part of customer expectations. These norms are not only what the customer expects but have also become essential guidelines companies need to adhere to strictly. The newly mandated at- work staffing policies have also led to a shortage of human resources. This has forced business leaders to make do with less. As a result, businesses now have to deliver to increased customer demands with a smaller workforce.

The quality of the workforce has a direct impact on the bottom-line of the company. As a result, HR executives are continually refining and reinforcing their strategies regarding hiring, engaging, and retaining employees. However, this has changed during these testing times. The focus has now shifted to worker onboarding, compensation, benefits, leave management, and other areas. As companies are forced to adopt remote work facilities, productivity, and quality of work of each employee is critical for organizational success. This means companies need to employ new tools and technologies that help them measure, monitor, manage, and improve performance and productivity.

In light of the current situation, organizations have dropped traditional HR systems and adopted new operating systems that enable workforce management and cognitive process automation. Workforce management has a large scale impact on all aspects of a company. It has an impact on digital-first businesses relying on last-mile staff for fulfillment and logistics, as well as a traditional brick to click businesses that require last-mile staff for the management of spaces, stores, sites, and supply chains.

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