COVID-19 Workforce Management Digital
Covid-19 Workforce Management Trends & New Realities
With each passing hour, the deluge of breaking news continues to build and dramatically impact the way we manage the workforce. At Right Management, we work with thousands of clients across hundreds of industries and see it as our responsibility to share what we’re learning. Below is a recap of the trends we’re seeing in Workforce Mobility, Workforce Development and Workforce Acquisition. We’re committed to keeping this resource center up to date so check back often. One thing is for sure, we can’t wait for things to return to normal – we have to adjust now. Let’s work together to prepare for the realities of our new normal.
Workforce Mobility Trends
It seems like yesterday that we were talking to clients about record job growth, shockingly low unemployment and the role Career Transition services play in a robust workforce management strategy. Seemingly overnight, everything has changed. We’re now talking about the vital importance of transition support in a market that may see record unemployment and overall underemployment. The companies we’re working with that have the best, most cogent responses to the coronavirus crisis are partnering with us in these key areas: Reduction Project Definition, Communication Planning, Candidate Selection & Risk Mitigation, Virtual Project Support Planning, Notifier Training and Outcome Measurement and Management. We’re helping organizations of all sizes and industries tailor a plan that achieves critical financial relief while offering much-needed support in this unprecedented employment market.
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Workforce Development Trends
Over the past few years, we’ve participated in numerous exploratory conversations about digital leadership. Companies knew they had digital skills gaps that would need to be addressed but that was a challenge to tackle tomorrow, not today. My how things have changed. Overnight, companies across the globe are dealing with the painful impact of their digital leadership gap. Teams once tightly connected through physical presence are having to collaborate digitally with poor results. The time to act is now. The most progressive and resilient companies we’ve observed are taking two key actions in the area of Workforce Development: invest immediately in training aimed at empowering proven traditional leaders in a digital-first context and target individuals actively looking to leave their current employers with the required skills.
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Workforce Acquisition Trends
It is hard to believe we’re only months or weeks removed from working with clients cursing the talent gap. While there’s still a profound skills gap we’ll have to work together to solve, concerns about available talent feel like a distant memory as we see open requisitions close and broad hiring freezes take effect. While we expect hiring to be dramatically reduced in the coming months, quality hiring may never be more important. As organizations are reducing total hires, they’re increasing focus and investment on making sure any hiring they do hits the mark. What we’ve observed thus far is an increased focus on Success Profiling, Sourcing and Recruiting, Behavioral Interview Training, Quantitative Assessment and Robust Onboarding. Simply put as companies hire less, the need to onboard and retain top level talent is unavoidably obvious.
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Workplace Best Practices
As Workforce Management partners to companies around the globe, we have the benefit of learning as much or more as we teach. No one knows their businesses better than our clients, but sharing best practices helps the leaders we support think creatively or challenge traditionally-held norms. Below is an overview of the immediate action the best prepared companies on earth took in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is our privilege to share this information with you and we’re committed to keeping it updated with the latest in effective policy and procedure.
Virtual Employee Engagement Ideas
With everyone working from home, keeping employees engaged and teams strong is a challenge that all organizations are facing. We’re going to have to get creative with how we interact – here are a few ways employees can stay engaged in a virtual world.
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Additional Resources & Info
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Meals for Students
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Blue Shield of MI
Plan of Michigan
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Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Novel Coronavirus Travel Health Information
TSA Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
US Department of labor Coronavirus Resources
National Restaurant Association Coronavirus Information and Resources
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