The start of 2021 is proving to be a challenging one for many people and businesses. If you are looking for assistance in evaluating what step you must take next, we are here to assist you.
Global Solution Services is on hand to help you develop your career and make 2021 brighter.
Employers must engage their employees
Daniella McGuigan, partner at Ogletree Deakins International, believes it is essential for employers to engage their employees, but of course, remote working presents challenges in this matter.
Daniella said; “In ordinary times, so much staff engagement happens through osmosis via social interactions in the workplace – it is very difficult to replicate that remotely. It’s very difficult for businesses to replicate training and development plans on a remote basis too – this is particularly so for junior employees or those who were new to the workplace when the pandemic began. Career development is a real and genuine concern going forward, and is likely to be felt far beyond the lifting of restrictions.”
McGuigan also spoke of how the pandemic has caused many people to re-evaluate what is important in their life. Daniella said; “Perhaps now, more than ever, employee engagement is essential to navigate a way through the current situation and ensure that, wherever possible, people come out the other side of this feeling valued and appreciated.”
Training is essential for businesses and employees
Claire McCartney is the senior resourcing and inclusion adviser at the CIPD, and she said training was a vital way for organisations to retain great team members, and to help them develop.
Claire said; “Organisations must have a long-term and strategic approach, and ensure the needs of the business and external landscape are considered. This will also help to ensure training is not seen as an easy target for cost-cutting measures. HR teams have an important role to play in highlighting the importance of training in helping people to adapt, learn and improve during times of economic uncertainty.”
The importance of development for companies looking to manage the present circumstances was stated by Amy Borsetti, who is a senior director at LinkedIn Learning Solutions. Amy said; “Our data shows that 70 per cent of learning and development professionals say their chief executives are active champions of learning, up from 27 per cent in March.”
Jon Wilson is the chief executive of Totaljobs, and he said it wasn’t a surprise to see so many workers looking for new opportunities. Jon said; “The rise of remote working has seen candidates move around the country or even relocate outside the UK to find work. The coming months will reveal how much more of an impact the pandemic and Brexit will have on people’s attitudes towards their jobs, their location and their employment terms.”
If you would like to learn more about how you can develop your perfect career in 2021, we can help. At Global Solution Services, we offer a range of remote training courses, aimed at ensuring you move forward during these challenging times. You can find out more about our training support by visiting our site, or by contacting us online