The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things in both our working and home lives, and with us now moving towards a post-pandemic world, we need to start thinking about what a post-pandemic workforce is going to look like. Whether you are going back to work or looking to fill the demand of business increasing.
It’s a good idea to make sure you are aware and prepared for a post-pandemic workforce, so let’s have a look at some areas that may change:
If there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us about recruitment, it’s that there are a much wider talent pool and range of opportunities available than ever before. Thanks to remote working it is now possible to recruit for positions from across the globe as well as apply for positions. The only catch is that you may have to travel once in a while if you are asked to attend the office. The way that recruitment will continue in a post-pandemic workforce should help to reduce unemployment, open up more opportunities for remote workers, and ensure that businesses have the right people in the right roles.
The role of the office is likely to change for the post-pandemic workforce, with more of the workforce working from home, there will be a higher demand for a hybrid working approach in the future. Rather than office space been utilized as a standard nine to five working environment, it is likely that they will become spaces that can be used for important team meetings, 1 to 1’s, interviews, and collaboration work. A hybrid working approach will mean that people will be able to work with more flexibility by choosing the days in the office and the days at home. Days in the office are likely to need to be pre-booked by using a desk booking system or meeting room booking system. You will also find that the layouts and facilities in office spaces change to accommodate both hybrid working and any social distancing requirements of the future.
Productivity And Speed
We also need ot factor in other priorities in demand, such as the productivity of employees. The answer isn’t straightforward and it will be unique to each set of circumstances. Long gone are the days where businesses track individual outputs to an extremity, and hybrid working will only make it more difficult to track, especially with people logging on and off of the server at different times each day, week, or month. Instead, looking at goals and overall figures on a monthly basis as a collective will be a much more reliable way to calculate productivity. It has also been proven that the workforce of today is empowered by less-controlling management, and thrives in an atmosphere where they can control their own loads. Leading to a better production rate. It is likely that in a post pandemic workforce we will see more defined end targets than tracked productivity.
These are just these of the areas that we can expect to see changes with for a post pandemic workforce, if you have any others please shar e some in the comments section below.