The shift to working from home this past year has been a big challenge for a lot of people. For organizations that have transitioned from in-person to remote work environments, this shift can make some employees feel less like valued members of a team and more like numbers on a spreadsheet.
In this novel working environment, people need to feel supported to do their best work–especially if they are new hires. When people can’t see each other in person every day, they need mentorship and coaching that promote empowerment and professional development. They also need clear, transparent communication on key questions like salary, internal mobility, and the support available to them.
With a people-first HR strategy, HR teams can tackle these issues head-on by helping to keep employees engaged and motivated, even in a fully remote working environment.