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Key Workplace Trends to Watch for in 2021
Companies must figure out how to keep their corporate culture alive in a virtual environment. Make it a priority to devote time to developing a strategy that focuses on employee engagement. One can often stick to one's regular employee engagement practices in a virtual setting.
Fremont, CA: The transformations brought about by the pandemic are likely to have long-lasting impacts on the job market. While technology and processes changed, people have observed that the differences in mindset have been the most profound changes. Let us look at some of the workplace trends that are going to dominate 2021:
Company Culture Turned Virtual
Companies must figure out how to keep their corporate culture alive in a virtual environment. Make it a priority to devote time to developing a strategy that focuses on employee engagement. One can often stick to one's regular employee engagement practices in a virtual setting. Organize online meetings, networking events, or team-building exercises, and solicit feedback. Companies will need to interact with how they have taken care of their employees during this difficult time in order to attract and retain talented individuals.
Mental Health and Wellness Benefits
There is a stronger emphasis on healthcare benefits and wellness initiatives. Employees will continue to compare their current benefits to those offered by prospective employers, especially when it comes to mental health and wellness. These factors will play a significant role in their decision-making process.
There will be a greater need to reduce cyber risk. Because a large portion of the workforce accesses systems from home, cyber thieves will continue to exploit flaws in order to steal customer data. In addition, ransomware attacks on businesses pose a significant risk. Companies will need to invest time and resources in cybersecurity in order to combat these threats. Ensure that individuals working from home have the necessary resources and IT support to ensure their safety. Investing in a strong IT function is more important than ever. Another best practice is to keep the number of clouds in which one stores data to a minimum. While multi-cloud approaches are useful for data storage, they can also pose a security risk.
Safer Work Environments
Workplace safety is not just a concern in the manufacturing and warehouse industries. Employers must have policies and procedures in place to ensure that their office workers feel safe as well. Cleaning procedures, health surveys, temperature checks, and sick leave policies must all be documented and communicated to your employees.