Out of practice | Returning to the office, the 'workplace development dip' and what HR can do to help

In this myGrapevine+ piece, we explore the challenges facing those returning to the office and HR’s strategic role in...
Returning to the office, the 'workplace development dip' and what HR can do to help
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Many of us will have joked that we’ve forgotten how to socialise as a result of the pandemic, but now offices are reopening and hybrid models of working are becoming increasingly normal, social skills many once had may have become, well, rusty.

In this exclusive deep dive, we hear from workplace psychologist Anjula Matada and careers expert at LinkedIn Darain Faraz about the threat to ‘soft skills’ created by the pandemic and what employers can do to counter a development dip.


  • Why soft skills are essential for successful returns to the office

  • What the long-term impact on careers might be if these skills are lost

  • How HR teams can be ready to step in and help employees grow back into the workplace

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