Pandemic Highlights Importance of HR

Every business owner knows the important role human resources plays in maintaining the functions that keep a company running efficiently. COVID-19 has changed the way workplaces operate; however, the adaptability of the business world has highlighted the vital tasks that HR addresses on a daily basis to keep employees safe, informed, and able to continue to make significant and meaningful contributions. The hiring, administration and training of the right people for the right positions is the overarching goal of HR, but employers know that the roots of human resources stretch much deeper to develop an employee team that is productive, satisfied and awarded a strong sense of value. That work has never been more important than it is now with so many industries evolving operations due to the coronavirus and so many companies now working with a remote workforce. In addition to new strategies and accommodations to keep employees and customers safe at brick-and-mortar locations, the new set of challenges HR faces in light of the changing remote workplace include:
  • Keeping employees connected.
  • Addressing added stress and anxiety.
  • The continued nurturing of company culture among a dispersed workforce.
  • The monitoring and maintaining of morale.
We’re dedicating this issue of Great Lakes Bay Magazine to all the good human resources bring to the working environment. Businesses are opening. Safety measures are being observed. Tasks are being completed. In the face of these additional obstacles, human resources is still getting the job done.

Every business owner knows the important role human resources plays in maintaining the functions that keep a company running efficiently.

COVID-19 has changed the way workplaces operate; however, the adaptability of the business world has highlighted the vital tasks that HR addresses on a daily basis to keep employees safe, informed, and able to continue to make significant and meaningful contributions.

The hiring, administration and training of the right people for the right positions is the overarching goal of HR, but employers know that the roots of human resources stretch much deeper to develop an employee team that is productive, satisfied and awarded a strong sense of value.

That work has never been more important than it is now with so many industries evolving operations due to the coronavirus and so many companies now working with a remote workforce. In addition to new strategies and accommodations to keep employees and customers safe at brick-and-mortar locations, the new set of challenges HR faces in light of the changing remote workplace include:

  • Keeping employees connected.
  • Addressing added stress and anxiety.
  • The continued nurturing of company culture among a dispersed workforce.
  • The monitoring and maintaining of morale.

We’re dedicating this issue of Great Lakes Bay Magazine to all the good human resources bring to the working environment. Businesses are opening. Safety measures are being observed. Tasks are being completed. In the face of these additional obstacles, human resources is still getting the job done.

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