Preliminary survey findings | HR Survey: The impact of Covid-19 and the future of HR

HR Survey: The impact of Covid-19 and the future of HR

The background

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused seismic changes to the way we live, work, and function. Almost overnight, businesses and their staff were forced to adjust to a new set of working practices. The impact of Covid-19 on the global economy is well documented, but in a challenging business environment, the part played by HR in overcoming the recent adversity can't be overlooked. Whether that's managing policies and procedures, establishing remote working practices, or looking after the wellbeing of staff, HR professionals have been at the forefront of supporting businesses and their staff throughout.

 A good time to reflect

We're starting to see a shift in focus from crisis management to stabilisation in the 'new normal'. In a lot of cases, teams are beginning to strategise for what's next - a return to work and a new set of challenges. And to perhaps reimagine how the HR function operates, how it can influence the wider business, and what will be required to take advantage of the generation-defining opportunities that may lay ahead.

A global survey

We surveyed over 150 leading HR professionals globally, about the effects of the pandemic, its impact on their role, the challenges they face, and their priorities as we look to the future. Request a copy of the write-up.

We aim to provide the HR community with a greater sense of clarity at a time of uncertainty. As new processes and ways of working become refined, the write-up will share best practices and learnings, as well as some of the more creative ways you can keep both your employees and talent pipeline engaged and connected.

Preliminary findings

Initial analysis makes positive reading and there certainly seems to be a feeling of optimism in the HR community:

  • 85% of respondents think that the pandemic offers opportunities for businesses

  • Over 60% of respondents feel that employer brand will play a key role in responding to the pandemic

  • Over 75% of respondents think that the perception of HR will change for the better

Request the write-up

We're busy collating responses and adding our expert opinion to the findings.

We hope to provide plenty of positive takeaways for HR, as well as offering insight into the future of the profession.

We're looking forward to sharing the write-up. To request a copy, please click here.

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