The COVID-19 Pandemic has reshaped the way in which businesses operate on a massive scale and 2020 saw an unparalleled amount of disruption and change: remote work and the impact of the human rights movements have roused new trends in HR management. Front and center, human resource departments are adapting and embracing the rapid digital transformation to facilitate teams working at distance, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the overarching wellbeing of its staff.
Fortunately, 2021 is no longer focused on survival. As a society we are adapting to the “new normal” and so are businesses. HR teams are looking to hire leaders that can thrive in the face of incessant change, think outside-the-box and position the company for long-term success.
This transformation shows no signs of slowing, as countries and regions alter employment laws and government policies. Organizations are managing the impact of the pandemic on many levels. The HR team will be responsible for staying compliant with government regulations. Labor and tax laws will differ across the globe.
Ready to take on the challenge? A career in HR will offer a dynamic opportunity to stay at the front of the digital transformation as processes become digitalized in addition to bolstering the efficacy of the team.
Here are some careers that will open the door to a profession that will be in high and long-term demand:
Human Resources Director
HR Directors are accountable for the leadership and profitability of a company's human resources operations. Supervising and consulting management on strategic staffing strategies, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations are among their responsibilities.
These professionals are commonly responsible for formulating, leading, and overseeing a group benefits package which may include health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, workers comp, travel and accident, retirement, and other plans.
The Payroll Specialist's tasks include collecting and reviewing employee contact information and working hours, calculating wages, preparing and processing employee payments, and retaining precise payroll records.
These individuals communicate with other managers to identify training needs and mapping out development plans for teams and individuals. Training Managers are responsible for supervising, designing, developing, coordinating and running all training programs.
Compensation Coordinators participate in personnel-related planning and decision-making. Functions include conducting job evaluations, employee classifications, writing job descriptions, evaluating the budgetary impact of compensation choices and offering oversight of compliance with regulations and labor laws.
Anyone that likes structure and ingenuity will find the human resource department of today a good fit. Those institutions that evade the setback the pandemic has blown, will thrive in light of their teams creating the framework and processes to better support their employees and inspire greater efficiency.
Be a part of the upheaval and make your mark in a field that is being revolutionized. This is no longer the HR we once knew; these are the professionals leading the way to a prosperous future in business!