Working in the times of COVID-19 is no more a challenge. Industrialists and businessmen have found out and adopted different ways to adjust to the new normal. But, what is the new normal? Karan Jain, CEO HROne explains what the new world workplace is going to look like.
Similar to the phases of the Corona-instigated lockdown in India, employers have been reacting in different stages. Phase 1 of the quarantine certainly took the corporate sector by storm. But, as we are gradually witnessing relaxation in the containment, people have also started taking the situation sportingly.
So, in the new normal, working professionals are not going to sit back and wait for the virus to vanish in order to resume their work. The trick is rather to put your seatbelts on and take the ride. On this ride, HR technologies are proving to be the biggest savior for businesses. How?
The HROne Evangelist answers-
“A business needs a bunch of happy and motivated employees to keep going. And you can do that easily with a top-notch HRMS solution in place.” In these unusual times, normality would be redefined by new and flexible employee-friendly work conditions, policies and strategies. This means a combination of work from home and work from the physical office (in compliance with the government guidelines) made easy using an HR software.
HROne has been making news for easing its clients out of the business losses along with helping its workforce flourish against all odds. Several measures have been taken in the wake of the countrywide lockdown to boost the morale of employees while staying afloat in the rough seas. Some initiatives include:
1. Work From Home to all the employees till 28th June 2020 (until further notice from the PM)
2. Employee self-service HROne app with time, attendance and other features to facilitate remote working
3. Webinar and knowledge sharing session on ‘Future of Work: Preparing for the new world workplace’
4. Short breaks just like in office over virtual get-together through programs like ‘Chai Pe Charcha’
5. Employee engagement events such as ‘Happy Hour - Bollywood Quiz’ and ‘Virtual Live Concert’
6. Choosing a minor salary cut instead of temporary/permanent layoffs for the job security of employees
Karan Jain further adds, “With the optimum utilization of our HCM suite - HROne, we have survived and even surpassed the productivity and performance numbers. Our employees are satisfied with the efficiency of the business portal.”
Functions that are usually expected to be compromised under the kind of limitations & hindrances that companies are facing are easily accomplished by HROne. Be it management reporting, deliverables submission, time & attendance management, sales & marketing execution, performance evaluation or payroll processing, HR operations are running smooth and are in complete control. This streamlined workflow and employee delight is entirely because of the advancement of the product.
It is thus believed that in the days to come, SMEs and large companies will switch to HR technologies to prepare well for any unforeseen circumstances in the future.