Welcome to our first monthly summary of the best reads on HR trends!
May featured a lot of discussion on returning to work post-COVID, emotional intelligence in the workplace, reskilling, and more.
Let’s dive in!
HR Trends for May 2021
People have mixed feelings about returning to the office
- Cathy Merrill, chief executive of Washingtonian Media, worries whether recreating the positive office culture her team had before the pandemic is possible.
- But those who are forced to return might quit.
- If that’s the choice you make, here’s the right way to go about it.
Emotional intelligence could help those workers cope with the change
- Self-awareness, self-regulation, and relationship management could be key to the success of employees readjusting to work post-COVID.
- And there are some easy ways to incorporate tools of the emotionally intelligent into your daily life.
- Also, here are some great ideas to make your daily life better.
With continued workforce changes resulting from technology, employers would be wise to consider reskilling
- In the not-too-distant future, organizations could face a labor shortage in technology and engineering, while those working in administrative positions may be phased out by automation. The solution could be reskilling.
- Some major retailers think so. They’re already incorporating reskilling programs, and they’re working.
We hope you enjoyed this round-up of the key HR trends for May 2021.
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