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The pandemic brought with it labor practices that will stay here

October 27, 2020

Those responsible for talent management in companies have the fundamental task of developing the necessary skills of employees in the face of this new reality.

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The pandemic brought with it labor practices that will stay here
The pandemic brought with it labor practices that will stay here


By Sergio Porragas / Director of Operations (COO) at OCCMundial.

  • Those in charge of talent management in companies have the fundamental role of nurturing the necessary skills of employees in the face of this new reality, upholding the values ​​within the organization, supporting and nurturing the work team and ensuring that the company’s goals are achieved.

The health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is creating an intense transformation process in organizations that has set in motion a number of work practices and personal trends that will continue.

In this way we see that the first and the most important of these is the implementation of remote working, which, although it has already been used in some companies, in this context has been the way of doing the operation and maintaining the continuity of business. Now the question is how companies will return after the pandemic and how much the future will play. Home officebecause there is no doubt that the way of working will change

We are also seeing the development of virtual meetings instead of face-to-face meetings, either with the management team, with employees or with one of the company’s stakeholders, be they business partners, strategic allies or institutions, agencies, customers, etc.

In order for virtual models to run successfully, and most importantly, securely, it is important to establish strict protocols for exchanging information by providing teleworking with an encrypted channel over a VPN network and requesting regular installation of updates regarding security related to operating systems , Internet browser versions as well as extensions and add-ons. In addition to other measures such as cloud storage, the use of antivirus programs, strengthening of passwords, etc.

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On the other hand, another practice that is gaining ground is workforce flexibility, even though it has already been part of the employee’s requirements. In the last few months she has taken a leading role in HR strategies to adapt measures to current work dynamics and the needs of each member of the work team.

With reference to the above, and with a clear goal of looking after the wellbeing of employees, it is extremely important that organizations adhere to the agency’s guidelines while developing strategies that care for their employees and increase their commitment to support them for example, to maintain their physical and emotional health during this transition and thus help them to face the current and future challenges in our company.

Everything mentioned above leads to a greater need for emotional content. For example, on the Labor Thermometer OCCMundial, 8 out of 10 workers in Mexico said they would appreciate extra days off to combat the intense stress they are beginning to feel. 9% felt that oral recognition would be a great way to strengthen relationships with their employees and inform them of their worth. 3% said organizations could pay for training courses to improve their skills or for legal advice to address issues raised during the pandemic.

The actions taken in this regard are already part of the current work dynamic and have become part of talent management strategies, and even the growth of companies will depend on whether they can be successfully and permanently integrated.

Those in charge of talent management in companies have the fundamental role of nurturing the necessary skills of employees in the face of this new reality, upholding the values ​​within the organization, supporting and nurturing the work team and ensuring that the company’s goals are achieved.