Traditional job roles and recruitment policies now undergo dramatic changes. Everybody wants fast promotions and high salaries though yardsticks differ according to location. The pandemic experiences of 2020 and the yet unfinished 2021 have impacted workers badly with the ‘Work from Home’ convenient way out. How long will companies succeed with the WFH solutions? What will happen in 2022?
Living with Financial Insecurity
Economies may be picking up as the world opens up again amidst the fears of another round of Covid19 devastation. GDPs are slowing, and interest rates are rising amidst the trade conflicts that point to bitter futures while another recession threatens.
Goodbye to rigid work patterns
A local staffing policy continued for generations until the internet opened up greener pastures online. Work relationships have undergone a complete change. No longer are bosses feared like before. Competitive spirit now improves with an ever-growing technological finesse. Virtual staffing now gets a boost as competitive solutions spring up to reduce workloads and increase profits. Work time gets costlier. There seems no purpose in wasting endless hours around offices and factories as happened in traditional jobs. Get smart solutions with Virtual team building that brings access to the multinational staff of higher quality at cheaper rates!
Salaried jobs wane with the years. We are not willing to take anything for granted. A society rapidly developing in basic literacy and computer skills demand more and thirsts for adventure. The online world at the fingertips beckons with the promise of better jobs in romantic new destinations abroad, easily applied for and interviewed.
Are our local workers going to suffer?
MNCs usually face such local problems when setting up branches in new countries. Expatriate specialists initially set up the infrastructure but must heed local employment laws. Some expatriates need to remain for a longer duration or even permanently. These sensitive local laws differ across countries and constantly change too. Keeping abreast of changes is a big worry if you don’t want cases ending up in court.
Excellent public relations with the local culture need a boost for large-scale local employment like in the numerous Chinese branches of MNCs.
Unless you comply with local laws like workplace safety and minimum wages, the dangers are lawsuits and jail terms, and even the death of the company.
Workers resign for better chances and higher salaries.
When we return hopefully soon to the standard work scenario, it is bitter competition for the best jobs and higher incomes. Research reveals that hiring a new worker after resignation is rather costly. Unless it is an expert recruitment agency, the workers chosen could turn out to be misfits. Many are overestimated and later found to be ineffective. Excellent performance in interviews and selection tests does not always realistically represent the worker’s caliber in the job. Terminations hurt the company’s morale and image. The process of the correct selection remains unsolved.
We have created a mobile world of freelancers!
Working from anywhere equals working from nowhere. No longer do you need an office or even a desktop workstation? Though hard to believe, smartphones suffice for various kinds of work. Technology certainly spoiled us with a world of dreams not often realized for many—the future points to more of the mobile workforce with competitiveness as the only passport. Missing the stability and certainty of permanent salaried jobs or at least long contracts like five years is a touch-and-go working world of no tomorrow.
Do the freelancers really excel? A little knowledge and skills appear learned because of the elevated stage of technological development. They may not know architecture but create an impression of knowing. You can buy certificates, and background checks often prove futile.
The right HR policies prevent turnover.
If a company has several staff resignations, something is wrong. Perhaps the overall work culture, worker facilities, and higher training opportunities are missing. Incomes often play an essential role, and workers leave for small financial advantages elsewhere. Guest speakers who motivate workers and provide workshops to keep them happy go a long way to show a caring attitude. A pleasant working environment in the office or factory, token gifts for festivals, and email messages to keep in touch may be small gestures that matter.
The shift in hiring policies
The good old days of permanent staff have many advantages, especially with staff outsourcing with the recruitment experts. The wrong hiring choices can be immensely financially destructive besides the harassment of going through the recruitment process repeatedly. Specialization may be a great advantage, like catering to the pharmacy industry. A blended task force works well with regular workers and the remote staffing of experts who work for several organizations. While you cannot do without the regular staff, the virtual experts help save time and money drastically.
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