The COVID-19 pandemic has been an event of unprecedented proportions, with the world experiencing a complete collapse of supply chains, businesses, and industries, as social distancing norms and global lockdowns were implemented around the globe. Healthcare systems collapsed, unemployment increased, and cashflows disappeared – all in the span of a single year.
But, if a silver lining is to be found as legal restrictions are reduced and, in England, completely removed, it would be that the pandemic has given organisations a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine their workforce and workplace mechanics.
To help organisations make sense of this transformative period, and how you can most successfully create an agile workforce, Talent Solutions has partnered with Everest Group, a research firm focused on strategic IT, business services, engineering services and sourcing, to create a series of reports. Today we are pleased to share the second report in the Future of Work Series ‘Reimagining Workforce and Workplace Mechanics: Who Will Do the Work?’.
The research leverages existing intellectual property and data from a survey of 200 senior HR leaders across various geographies, industries and organisation sizes. The study examines three key questions confronting the workforce and workplace mechanics:
- Where will the work be done?
- Who will do the work? (covered in this report)
- How will the work be done?
Building on the first paper, Where Will Work Be Done?, this report focuses on creating diverse and agile workforces through a culture of belonging (DE&I) and a scalable talent model. As organisations increasingly look at ways to support and grow their businesses in an environment characterised by extreme uncertainty, HR leaders will need to be at the forefront of such work management efforts. This research provides practical advice to HR leaders and organisations on how to navigate the next normal for their organisations.