HR function becomes quite critical in case of emergency or unexpected situations like this COVID pandemic.
The study was conducted for understanding employee feedback regarding the HR function of their company was initiated in the early phase of lockdown and the client have shown their courage and firm decision to launch the survey even if the organization was undergoing a transition from normal to WFH situation and lockdown restrictions.
For them, the objective of the study was to understand the level of satisfaction of their employees with HR function of their organization and extended support provided during the lockdown period. To our surprise, 80% participation of the employees in the survey during this transition phase was quite encouraging. The overall satisfaction index was also close to the manufacturing industry benchmark which was quite appreciating.
Of the various key indicators, HR policies and procedures, Information sharing, and HR tools had shown higher satisfaction whereas areas for improvement were Implementation, L & D, and PMS. This shows that even if you are having good policies in place, these have to be implemented in a proper way and at the right time. Employees need to be kept engaged, motivated during a changing working environment.
Employees should be able to find their career path growing along with the company and their efforts should be recognized. Employees look for transparency in their assessment and to participate in training for technical skill enhancement.
They would prefer to work remotely but not in silos!!!
They look forward to retain the connection with their teammates/ senior management through regular virtual meetings and clear communication. Team building activities, recreational activities should be conducted to boost morale and take care of the emotional strength of the employees.
According to them, HR should understand the pulse of the people and act accordingly. Compensation and increments should be designed based on performance.
Constant feedback is the only way for continuous monitoring of employee performance, emotions, sentiments, and wellbeing. Online confidential surveys are the best way to keep communication ongoing and measuring pulse of people which would help organizations to take wiser strategic decisions and grow and in a way make it ready for tomorrow.
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