Human Resources Director: what will the new normal look like?

June 4, 2020 Anthea Collier

As the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of improvement, many organizations have begun bringing their employees back to work sites. But what will the new normal of work look like, and what should employers take into account when planning for a safe return?

Talent may have to go back and forth between working from home and the office, predicted Anthea Collier, managing director, Asia Pacific at Randstad Sourceright during a webinar hosted by Randstad Sourceright. Fortunately, “we have now seen that it is possible to drive productivity while working remotely.”

When it comes to bringing employees back to the office, it is important to “go slow and keep employees safe, versus go[ing] fast and risk[ing] the safety of our employees,” said Priyanka Anand, vice president and head of HR, SE Asia, Oceana and India at Ericsson. “I still don’t think we will have the old normal being in the new normal – that 100% of the people are in office all the time. That’s the modality we’re working on.”

Read the full article in Human Resources Director to learn more about how employers can prepare. You can also watch the recording of our recent webinar “safely returning to work after COVID-19” for more insights on designing strategies that you can implement at your organization.

About the Author

Anthea Collier

As managing director, Asia Pacific for Randstad Sourceright, Anthea Collier brings 25 years of experience supporting regional and global recruitment clients across Asia Pacific and the United States. She is passionate about recruitment technology innovation and focused on aligning talent strategy with client organizational productivity improvements.

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